From Tamilnadu, India:
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six months ago. Earlier, I was taking eight units of Actrapid and 10 units of Monotard twice daily, but I was having frequent lows. Now, I am taking two units of Human Actrapid and three units of Human Monotard (premixed) before breakfast and at nighttime dinner. Even with reduced dosage of insulin, my blood sugar is normal. My random C-peptide test indicates a value of 0.7 pmol/ml. Can I take five units of Human Mixtard 40 instead of Actrapid and Monotard?
Yes, you might want to, I think, provided that, beyond the actual numbers of blood sugar levels, your average values of the A1c (gold standard for diabetics is lower than 6.5%) will be good as well. In fact, its values are mostly what matter in terms of the best metabolic control and the risk future diabetic complications. Be sure you talk with your diabetes doctor about this.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.