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What to do with diabetes 2?

Hi everyone!

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year and a half ago. I am on humalog injections twice a day and glucophage. I am 31 years old and a mum of a 2 and a half year old boy.

I am really, really struggling to control my sugar levels. I am constantly hungry. My level this morning is very high, even an hour after my injection.

What can I do at this moment to bring my sugar down? Any help please?

– Ciska Van Niekerk

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  1. Mervyn Wratten Mervyn Wratten

    To Ciska, I am not a medical professional but hopefully one will reply and help you as your present one needs replacing. Humalog is a rapid acting insulin which should be used just prior to eating so if you only eat twice a day that’s fine. You would also need a long acting insulin to act as a basal but you need education to know how much insulin to balance with the food intake etc. It appears as though you have received very little instruction which I believe is criminal so try and find either a Diabetes Nurse Educator or preferably a CDE Doctor and a Support Group. Get a Diabetes Focus Magazine, they list area Support Groups. You give very little info about yourself so giving advice is risky. Much depends on whether you have medical aid, do you live rural or urban, what is your life style. You can control diabetes. You can’t do it just with Meds (even the right ones). So look at what foods increase your blood glucose and how does exercise affect it. If you still can’t get help ask again.

  2. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    My husband is also a 2 diabetes and we are with the diabetes clinic..they help a lot…we have find that when his sugar is high just walk around the block will bring your sugar level off and u must look what u eat..i think u eat wrong…and then i get the advise of lennon”s wonderkroonessens in water also helps…thinking of u..
    – HeLena Nel

  3. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    Drink water and get some exercise, I found that having 6 small meals worked better that 3 bigger meals per day! And include a lot of low GI foods in the meals!
    – Charmaine Nezar Coetzee

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