I've been a diabetic for almost 30 years, on insulin for 1 year. This will be a bit long, so thanks for your patience!
My father has been here since April on an extended visit. His BG was spiking really high, into 300s and 400s. He is taking 50 units of Levemir per day. I called his GP ( he has never seen an endo)and asked them to start him on Humalog pre meals and they said start with 4 units and no more than 7.
I was able to get him an appointment with a nurse practitioner at my endo office. His A1C was 10 and his fasting that morning was 468. Yikes!! I've been trying to get him to change his eating habits while here and we had a bit of a blow up a little while ago because he told me he had taken his second Humalog shot for the day and had barely eaten anything yet today. I think he said a half cup of yogurt and some almond meal cookies I baked.
Help!!!! I cannot make him understand the importance of balanced meals no matter what I do. The big issue here is that the humalog so far has not taken his daytime numbers down and only since a few days ago has it started getting his fasting into the mid 100s. This morning is the first time it has not been over 200 after "breakfast", but he did take that extra shot with not enough food.
He will be going back home soon and I'm fearful he will start getting lows and not having any supervision. He spends a lot of time with no one else around him. He says he's never had lows before and I'm afraid he doesn't understand how dangerous it could be especially since he spends a lot of time napping. I feel like I have to go into his room and wake him up every so often to make sure he's not in a coma.
I just don't know what to do right now because if I tell him today not to eat something at a certain time, he takes it to mean all the time and vice versa.