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Sun Nov 10 09:02:42 EST 2013

New Dr, my a1c was 7.7 down from 9,7. Dr put me on Lantus I take 36u am and 34u pm along with 1000 metformin 2x da my levels now range 208-380 ?

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I have had no insurance until October this year was taking novolin N 60u am, 39u pm. Novolog R on sliding scale. 1000 Metformin for type 2. Seeing new Dr, was put on lantus readings are way high, after taking my insulin I get very shaky for most of the day. I still take the novolog am & pm, no diet changes, no exercise changesl I had been doing so good to lower my a1c from 9.7 to 7.7 but the next one is going to be way to high. I see the Dr again 12/3/13. But don't know if I should make an apt now or wait. Any suggestions?
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2013-11-17 02:18:59.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Glad you have insurance. What was your blood glucose reading when you experienced the shakiness? This symptom may be due to hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). If it is, be sure to treat it promptly. Always check your blood glucose any time you do not feel well.

If the shakiness continues, call your doctor right away. Your diabetes treatment plan may need fine-tuning. The sooner you get your blood glucose under better control, the better you'll feel. Why wait?

Learn more about hypoglycemia and how to treat it .

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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