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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest dosage and method of taking insulin by using Apidra pen

I have an old pen of doctor
Took me off insulin put me on invocanna, however my blood sugar over the past few days has steadily been climbing over 200, today it hit 373...been at least a year since I took apidra, can I do a sliding scale tog get my sugar down?
Please help....I forgot how to take it its been so long, and I've been jittery all evening.

Tue, 9 Jun 2015
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

A sliding scale would help to reduce it. A sliding scale is a system where insulin is given according to the reading.

You need to a look at your diet and activity level to see if there are any changes that might contribute.

Since the invokanna is not controlling your symptoms, then you need to consider speaking to your doctor because you may need a change in medication.

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