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Old 07-10-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Question Do I have to start injecting?

I was put on metaformin months ago because the docs thought i may be in onset of diabetes. While in hospital in sep 07, if my sugar went over 140 they shot me with insulin!! recently I smelled sugar spilling in urine and had fast testing. WHILE on meds i tested at 300-400. YIKES!! was put on second med and then in one more week i have to add a third. All to keep me from having to inject. Diabetes is the cause of MANY symptoms and ailments. Diabetes kills your immune system so yeast infections as well as bacterial infections are running rampant on/in me. I get dizzy also but I think i have too many left over symptoms from my stroke in '06. Seeing an ENT next week and a neurologist week after so will post the outcome

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Old 07-15-2008, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: Do I have to start injecting?

My husband was in the hospital 2 weeks ago for a heart problem (he was ok thank God). He is type 2 DX 1 yr. He was on Metformin out of the hospital. They gave him injections of insulin in the hospital due to a risk of interaction between Metformin and heart testing they were doing. He also had to refrain from Metformin for 3 days after leaving the hospital for the same reason. The nurse told us that when diabetics are in hospital they are given insulin injections for better, more precise control even when they are not having heart testing. At least this was true at this large metro hospital here in Oklahoma. They told us that it would not cause him to need the insulin after dismissal. We were concerned when his sugar jumped to over 200 over the next few days, but again it went back down after getting back on the Metformin. He is keeping it around 120 per fasting. Maybe this can inform your questions some since you had been in hospital also. One note also--the nurses said that stress will increase your sugar also.

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Re: Do I have to start injecting?

Just as an aside - yeast infections occur frequently because your sugar is high (and yeast thrives in a high sugar environment), not because diabetes kills your immune system. I have had D for 42 years, had a kidney transplant so I'm immunosuppressed, and I still only rarely get sick with something. That's some good news at least.

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