- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 2
Going on Insulin any tips please.because they run out of drugs to give me.my hcb1 was 87 a few weeks ago.
does glucogel go off can’t find any Best before dateIf you have Dextrose tablets everywhere and do not use them regularly then check the best before dates as they do go off. Well, they get covered in yellow marks.
If there are places where you need them, say the bedroom, and ones where you never use them, say the car, then rotate them so they do not go to waste.
My hypo treatment of choice was cola straws, which do also go off but only by becoming stale. Which makes them taste even nicer. So maybe jelly babies would be better, as obviously they taste horrible so you would not be tempted to eat more than the minimum.
Also, if you keep Dextrose tablets in bags and pockets the constant bounding around causes the wrapper to wear, which causes them to go off more quickly.
I use Lift (used to be called GlucoTabs). These come in tubes of 10 tablets and tubs of 50.Also, if you keep Dextrose tablets in bags and pockets the constant bounding around causes the wrapper to wear, which causes them to go off more quickly.
To be honest I am quite frightened by going on insulin and getting a Hypo Had a few in the pass and getting problems with the stomach infections from injections.My number 1 tip would be to get hypo treatment and store it everywhere - in your bag, in your car, next to your bed, at our desk, ...
You may not need it but if you do the best thing to do is to treat it as soon as possible.
Common hypo treatments are jelly babies, dextrose, small cans of soda, ... anything with fast acting glucose. Chocolate is not a good hypo treatment because the fat slows down the absorption of the glucose.
My next tip is to make sure you understand how much insulin to take, when to take it and what type of insulin it is (fast acting, slow acting or mixed insulin).
Finally, I would ask what to do with your insulin dose if things go awry (your BG is too high or too low). And make sure you have plenty of test strips to test when this happens.
Good luck and don't be afraid. People with type 1 take it all the time and some of us have lived for 50, 60, 70 years with it.
It is not something I have used to know specifically where to look, but there should be a date on both the tubes and box.does glucogel go off can’t find any Best before date
In fairness, you are using it correctly and it is the rest of us doing that. Dextrose is the name for the main form of glucose, whilst the brand of tablets we all call Dextrose is actually called Dextro Energy. But they are almost entirely made of dextrose.Sorry, I didn't mention this earlier. As I used to use dextrose, I use the term "dextrose" as others use the term "hoover" instead of "vacuum cleaner".
As I have Type 1 with no insulin resistance, I have not taken tablets for my condition.Do still have take tablets metformin and gliclazide?
This is extremely unlikely unless you aren't washing very often or are reusing needles which shouldn't be done, I've been doing at least 4 injections a day in varying parts of my body for almost 4 years and never once had a problem as I'm hygienic and use a fresh needle for every injection xxgetting problems with the stomach infections from injections.
I'm fairly sure that years ago (maybe decades), likely back when needles weren't available on prescription, there was research investigating possible harms from reusing needles (just a few times, since obviously they get blunt after a while) looking at infections and things. And it found nothing.Hi itsas @Kaylz says it very unlikely to get an infection at injection sites. The needles are single use and sterile until opened and so long as we are reasonably clean we have no problems.
49 years ago(!!) we were issued with 8 needles which had to last 2 weeks, 2 injections a day. They were like darning needles (except darning needles were sharper). My father used to take 1 or 2 of them into work to try and get them sharpened......that never ever worked as they used to come back exactly the same.I'm fairly sure that years ago (maybe decades), likely back when needles weren't available on prescription, there was research investigating possible harms from reusing needles (just a few times, since obviously they get blunt after a while) looking at infections and things. And it found nothing.