- 1 What can I monitor with Lantus?
- 2 What findings are consistent with a diagnosis of hyperglycemia?
- 3 Which class of drugs used to treat diabetes may be referred to as insulin sensitizers?
- 4 What action is important for a patient with diabetes to take on sick days?
- 5 Why is Lantus given at night?
- 6 How much does 1 unit of insulin bring down blood sugar?
- 7 What is the first aid treatment for hyperglycemia?
- 8 How can I lower my blood sugar in minutes?
- 9 Which medicine is best for diabetes?
- 10 What is the best medicine for diabetes mellitus?
- 11 What is the safest drug for type 2 diabetes?
- 12 What should a diabetic eat after vomiting?
- 13 Does high blood sugar make you feel sick?
- 14 What should a diabetic eat when sick?
What can I monitor with Lantus?
Your healthcare provider should monitor you closely while you are taking TZDs with Lantus. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worse symptoms of heart failure including: shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, sudden weight gain.
What findings are consistent with a diagnosis of hyperglycemia?
Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) means there is too much sugar in the blood because the body lacks enough insulin. What are the symptoms of hyperglycemia?
- High blood sugar.
- Increased thirst and/or hunger.
- Blurred vision.
- Frequent urination (peeing).
Which class of drugs used to treat diabetes may be referred to as insulin sensitizers?
Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) work to lower your blood sugar by increasing the muscle, fat and liver’s sensitivity to insulin. TZDs are referred to as “insulin sensitizers” and also are blood sugar normalizing or euglycemics, (drugs that help return the blood sugar to the normal range without the risk of low blood sugars.)
What action is important for a patient with diabetes to take on sick days?
Follow these additional steps when you’re sick even if your blood sugar is within your target range: Continue taking your insulin and diabetes pills as usual. Test your blood sugar every 4 hours and keep track of the results. Drink extra calorie-free liquids*, and try to eat as you normally would.
Why is Lantus given at night?
Lantus is designed to give a steady level of insulin over 24 hours, even when you are not eating such as between meals and overnight. This helps keep blood glucose levels consistent during the day and at night.
How much does 1 unit of insulin bring down blood sugar?
One unit of insulin should cause your blood sugar level to drop 30 to 50 mg per dL, but you may need more insulin to get the same effect.
What is the first aid treatment for hyperglycemia?
- Sit them down and give them a sugary drink, or glucose sweets (not a diet drink).
- If they begin to feel better, give more drinks and some food, particularly biscuits or bread to sustain their blood sugar – a jam sandwich is great.
How can I lower my blood sugar in minutes?
Exercise ( even just 10 or 15 minutes ) Exercise can be a very effective method of reducing a high blood sugar. If you don’t take insulin, exercise can be a very simple approach to reducing high blood sugar levels. Even just a 15-minute walk can have a big impact on your blood sugar.
Which medicine is best for diabetes?
Here is a selection of some top type 2 diabetes treatments and the latest breakthroughs:
- Bydureon BCise (exenatide)
- Humalog (insulin lispro)
- Jardiance (empagliflozin)
- Lantus (insulin glargine)
- Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine and lixisenatide)
- Toujeo (insulin glargine)
- Trulicity (dulaglutide)
- Victoza (liraglutide)
What is the best medicine for diabetes mellitus?
Metformin is generally the preferred initial medication for treating type 2 diabetes, unless there’s a specific reason not to use it. Metformin is effective, safe, and inexpensive. It may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Metformin also has beneficial effects when it comes to reducing A1C results.
What is the safest drug for type 2 diabetes?
Metformin is still the safest and most effective type 2 diabetes medication, said Bolen.
What should a diabetic eat after vomiting?
If your stomach is a little queasy, you can still reach your daily nutritional goals with mild foods such as gelatin, crackers, soup, or applesauce. If even these foods cause trouble and you need to keep your blood sugar levels steady, try broth, fruit juice, pudding, sherbet, or yogurt.
Does high blood sugar make you feel sick?
Hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar levels) or hypoglycemia (blood sugar levels that are too low) may cause nausea. Check your blood sugar and respond appropriately if you suspect abnormal blood sugar levels.
What should a diabetic eat when sick?
What Should I Eat?
- 1/2 cup regular gelatin.
- 1/2 cup regular soft drink, like 7-up or Sprite.
- 1/2 Popsicle.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.
- 1/3 cup apple juice.
- 1/2 cup sports drink, like Gatorade.