Posted by: Ravin | 2017/11/01


Recently i have been put on Actraphane HM(ge). How effected is it ? with sugar level of 16

I am a diabetic since 1998,All along I was on tablets and not on insulin.however this year, October 25 I was put on Insulin by a government Hospital doctor, who informs me after two blood tests my sugar level was found to be too high.(16) The first test was last year in June and back then the level was 11. The dosage prescribed is 20 in the morning and 10 in the evening I am not sure whether this is a correct move to go insulin.

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert
- 2017/11/01


Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, in that glucose levels tend to get worse with time due to declining insulin levels. On average, it takes about 10 years for patients to progress from tablets to insulin, but this can vary. Nonetheless, if glucose levels are high on tablets, then insulin would be the next option. Once on insulin, the dose just needs to be adjusted to get the levels on track

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