I have been a Type 2 diabetic for about 10 years now. My medication started with:
- Metformin 500mg, one morning and one at night and
- Diamicron MR (Gliclazide Mr) 30mg, one every morning.
About 3 years ago my family doctor decided to change my medication and put me on insulin,
- Novomix 30 Insulin Pen (insulin aspart prot) 90 units morning and 90
units night * and also continue taking the Metformin 500mg, one morning
and one at night
- and Diamicron MR (Gliclazide Mr) 30mg, one every morning as per usual.
Then about 8 months ago my family doctor (now retired ) sent me to an Endocrinologist and he changed my medication again to:
- Metformin 500 mg 1 morning and 1 night
- completely stop taking the Diamicron MR
- Novorapid Flexpen (insulin aspart rys) 36 units morning, 36 units lunch, 36 units dinner.
- Lantus 100iu/ml (insulin glargine rbe) 60 units morning and 80 units night.
On my second visit, the Endo changed the Novorapid to 36 units morning,
36 units lunch, 40 units dinner and changed the Lantus to the new
Lantus Solostar Pen 80 units morning and 80 units at night.
Now I saw him again about 3-4 weeks ago and as my morning BGL readings
are not getting lower but higher he asked me to up my Lantus to 90
units morning and 90 units night for one week and if there is no
improvement to up it again to 100 units morning and 100 units at night.
As there was no improvement I’m taking 100 units morning & 100 at night.
I also saw the diabetes educator about 1 week ago as a follow up to the
Endo visit and she asked me to measure my BGL at 3am every morning just
to see if I get hypos during the night. She thinks that’s the reason
the the high morning readings.
All of a sudden diabetes seems to have taken over my life! The weight is piling on and depression is setting in.
I HATE DIABETES, I HATE HAVING TO CONSTANTLY MONITOR MY BGL READINGS AND I HATE INSULIN!!