Sunday, December 9, 2012
Here's some insulin and have a nice day.
I have a friend whose spouse has Type 2 Diabetes. Just recently Spouse experienced very elevated blood sugars and her primary physician prescribed NovoLog Mix 70/30. She was told to inject insulin before breakfast and supper and to check her blood sugar 4 times a day. She is to call in her logs and the doc would make the appropriate adjustments. That's it.
Well, I'm sure that wasn't all of it but there was no emergency training for my friend, no more detailed training how to treat hypoglycemia and no Glucagon prescribed for Spouse. No set number of carbs to eat.
I'm not familiar with Novolog 70/30 but I looked up that the 70% is intermediate insulin and the 30% is Novolog. I don't understand how there is set amount of Novolog (fast acting) involved here but no set amount of carbs. And just for breakfast and supper. No lunch coverage? Does the intermediate peak cover lunch? How can she tell if there are no checks at lunch? So on a carb heavy day she has to live with high blood sugar or for a no carb breakfast she risks going low?