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Diabetic patient taking insugen. Got glucose level. Is this al right? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Sep-2013
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User:Hello air
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:sorry sir*
User:i am a diabetic patient taking insugen 30/70
User:currently i am taking 34 (22 plus 12) units per day
User:my glucose level post lunch came down to 75 today
User:Fasting it was 100-105 and random(before dinner) its 90 to 95
User:i am just worrrying about these values
User:i think its in lower side
Doctor:I understand your concern.
User:so what i need to do
Doctor:May I know when you said, fasting blood sugar
User:today morning
Doctor:May I know if you tested using glucometer or at the laboratory?
User:before breakfast i am taking 22 units and before dinner 12 units
Doctor:I would also like to know the reason why you tested blood sugar repeatedly - before breakfast (fasting; post lunch and after dinner) now - was it suggested by your doctor or you did because you had symptoms?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:i got little headache today...and seeing yesterday random level 0f 90 i suspected
Doctor:Let me brief you. Insugen is a long acting insulin. In the sense, it lowers the sugar gradually and as the effects go away it increases. The sugar change follow a parabolic curve.
User:but it should not come down to that level
User:i have taken sugar with milk to adjust this
Doctor:And since the effects of insugen lasts for almost 12 hours, sugar levels a little above the midpoint remains the lowest.
Doctor:If you experienced hypoglycemic symptoms - dizziness, blurred vision, sweating, feeling of doomed and so on, then it implies your body needs more sugar. Such cases need immediate attention.
Doctor:If you have not had any hypoglycemic symptoms, then you are doing well with the current dosage.
Doctor:Yet, couple of units in the morning can be reduced
Doctor:to keep sugars a bit higher and the night insulin can be marginally raised.
Doctor:I would suggest you to talk to your treating doctor and get this change done.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ok.....further i am getting 2-3 time motion after taking insulin in there anything wrong
Doctor:No, that isn't related to insulin therapy.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:then fine sir...thnx 4 ur valuable comment
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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