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High Blood sugar and it wont go down!

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Hey everyone. Last few days I have had high blood sugar. its like mid 300s-450. And even after applying liberal insulin they dont seem to be going down. Any suggestions? THanks

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Hi,

 

I can't remember if you are using MDI or Pump. And bear in mind I'm a T2 not using insulin. If you are on MDI, is your insulin expired/off? If pump, is there a problem with the set?

 

Other than the high BG, are you well? Have you a cold, flu, stomach bug? Are you experiencing stress at the moment? - While thos things can raise your BG, bringing them up to 300-450 does seem a big increase (depending on your normal levels).

 

I think that after a few days running that high it it time to see a Doctor. Have you checked for ketones?

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Have you changed your insulin vial/cartridge to rule out insulin problems? If on MDI change both bolus and basal if you haven't done so.

If using a pen are you sure no air bubbles preventing insulin delivery? Is the pen working properly?

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Another question.........how's your diet been? Have you been eating foods that you normally wouldn't be eating?

 

For myself.......when my numbers start to run high, I know it's either the insulin or the site. I usually change the site out first and if that doesn't work, I open a new vial of insulin.

 

Good Luck!

 

Karen

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Hey everyone. Last few days I have had high blood sugar. its like mid 300s-450. And even after applying liberal insulin they dont seem to be going down. Any suggestions? THanks

 

I'd suggest changing everything: insulin, sets/reservoirs/tubing if using a pump. Also, if using a pump, you might try going MDI for a day to see if you have pump step motor/controller issue. Another thing to check is the lot/code number on your strips to ensure that you are getting the correct reading out of the glucometer. If you have a 2nd glucometer, I'd try that as well. Good luck!! :creep:

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