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not sure anyone will have any advice for me on this, but i thought i’d ask just in case!
i started the insulin saturday night. and both sunday morning and this morning, my fasting levels were HIGHER than they were BEFORE i took the insulin. they had been about 98 for 3 days, then when i took the insulin, the levels were 103 and 100. why is THIS?? the goal of the insulin is to bring my sugar levels BELOW 95, not even higher!
so here is my dillema – since today is july 4, obviously the office is closed. but should i try to page the dr on call, or just wait until tomorrow? i mean, how do i know how serious it is? i assumed it was serious when the dr called me on saturday and ordered my insulin prescription on saturday right after i read off my numbers to her. ARGH. i wish i had asked her what i should do if it didn’t work….
anyway, that’s where i am today.
oh, happy fourth of july!!! blestwithsons said (and quoted) much better than i could: click here and have a great day celebrating!!!

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  1. Cheryl

    I would call – better be safe
    I would call – better be safe on this one!

  2. mamacastleberry

    I don’t have any advice for you either except to call your MD.
    I don’t have any advice for you either except to call your MD. Other than that, have a Happy 4th of July!!! **HUG**

  3. Rob

    I don’t know what insulin you’re using or what glucometer, but h
    I don’t know what insulin you’re using or what glucometer, but here’s some basics:

    1. Glucometers aren’t terribly accurate. The rule of thumb is that they’re within 10%. (Your glucometer may vary.) For a reading of 98 mg/dl, that’s 9.8 mg/dl. Let’s round off, since I’m doing the math in my head and the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet. You’re actual reading could be either 88 or 108 mg/dl. So for a reading of 100-103 mg/dl, you really can’t say that it’s gone up or down. Within experimental error, it’s stayed the same.

    2. From what I’ve read, pregnancy-induced diabetes has a lot of similarities to Type II diabetes (and in fact you’re at greater risk – after the pregnancy, you may want to take steps to avoid becoming permanently diabetic…if you haven’t already. Same steps for prevention as for care of diabetes: exercise, diet, and weight loss). Anyway, at night, when you fast, Type II diabetics have a nasty tendency to dump glucose into their bloodstream from the liver in response to the drop in blood glucose over the night. If you take your blood glucose levels at night and then in the morning and they’re the same, that’s pretty good. I have to have a snack before bed to avoid waking up with 130 mg/dl in the a.m.

    3. As everyone else has said, talk to your doctor. I’d be happy with those numbers. 100-103 mg/dl is between 80 and 120 mg/dl, so that’s normal range. Your doctor may want you to be lower, higher, or who knows what.

    Always check with your doctor. Don’t trust anything on the net, even me. For all you know, I took some percocet I found lying on the ground to help me deal with the muscle pain from yesterday’s race and I’m currently stoned out of my gourd. I’m not, but you don’t know that. When it comes to diabetic stuff, I’m good for what I have to deal with regarding diabetes, but a) I don’t want you getting into bad habits and b) I don’t do insulin yet.

    4. Ask your doctor about exercise. Really, it’s the diabetic’s friend. Even pregnant ladies can exercise. I’m just not qualified to work up an exercise program for you, or I’d offer.

    5. BTW: Which glucometer? Can you connect it to your computer? I am such a nerd!

  4. afernandes

    Jenn,

    I am late but I do hope you called your doctor even tho
    Jenn,

    I am late but I do hope you called your doctor even though it was a holiday. Hope you are doing better now. What did the doctor say?

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