Reader Email – I am a 56 year old diabetic…

I got this from a reader and wanted to see if anyone had any specific help for him. I don’t have any experience with Insulin so I’ll give it to people who do:

  • Hi there Ken,
  • I am a diabetic aged 56 years and am using 70%/30% Humulin Insulin since about 9 years. Everything was all right and I never had any symptom of Hyperglycemia, hence presumed that my sugar levels were under control. Therefore, I tested my blood very seldom. My work involves long hours of sitting before computer.
  • Since about two weeks my feet started getting swollen at the end of the day and became normal again in the morning. But the most alarming factor is that my left ankle joint is getting stiff , painful and difficult to move. I have started testing my sugar after the onset of this condition and it is always found to be around 250. I have increased my insulin dose and have even stared taking it three times a day instead of previous two times (morning and evening).
  • But it has not worked.
  • The sugar level does not come down. In the morning, of course, it is 120 to 130. I am very careful in my diet strictly avoiding ANY sweet items.
  • All my other body systems are working absolutely normal. I shall be highly grateful for any advice please.
  • Best regards,
  • Asghar

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