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Increasing insulin dosage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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User :   Even with Insulin Mixtard 3o novo jet 24 units in the morning and 12 in the evening before dinner i could bring down the fasting sugar value below 120. can I increase the morning dose to 34 .
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Dont do that
Doctor :   It can cause hypoglycemic attacks
Doctor :   It has to be done on consultation with your doctor only
Doctor :   Not be tried
User :   Very strickt diet control is not possible always. How much units I could increase ?
Doctor :   It could be done with another 4 units but only after confirming with the treating doctor
Doctor :   So, consult him and then come to a conclusion
Doctor :   Dont try it yourself at home
Doctor :   It is unsafe to do that
Doctor :   Is that clear?
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   Is there anythinge else you want to ask?
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