Hi! My husband was just diagnosed with Type 2 last week, and it's been a whirlwind of a week. His sugars were in the 600s when they tested at the doctor and his A1C was 12. Needless to say, it's been a scary rollercoaster of a week trying to figure everything out.
Our doctor prescribed him the monitor, strips, lancets, insulin, and needles. (Holy crap there's too much to it) But didn't really give us the best of instructions. His dosage is 20 units of insulin per day. He's counting carbs, trying his hardest to stay under 130g per day. He's limited his sugar. Checking his glucose 3-4 times per day.
This morning when he woke up his sugar was at 277. Pretty decent for starting out considering where his sugar has been at. So he was feeling good about it. He took his insulin and waited about 10 minutes before he had breakfast. Checked his sugar an hour later and it went up to 377. We're both pretty confused. Isn't insulin suppose to keep your sugar down? Why did it go up? Should he be doing 1 dose of 20 units per day or should he be staggering the 20 units throughout the day? This is just the beginning of the day so I assume as he has lunch and dinner it will keep going up. Last night he checked his sugar and the monitor didn't even give a number, just "High". At this point we're so lost with what to do.
Can anyone help?!