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temporary insulin resistance

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  • Posted By: pmichel
  • June 29, 2008
  • 11:49 AM

My husband has had two episodes of temporary high blood sugars in a month. He is on an insulin pump. His blood sugars will spike to 600+ and will not come down even with large amounts of insulin from his pump and sub Q. We have checked out the pump(it's working) we have changed his infusion site. He has not eaten anything abnormal. He has had diabetes for 20 years. He has been put in the hospital both times and an insulin drip of 20 units per hour has finally brought it down. There are no infections per doctors. He has had a million blood test and ultrasound of the abdomen and kidneys. Nothing has showed up. Help, this is extremely scary.

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  • Hi there, im not an expert in anyway, but this bit of information might help ur husband. My brother is diabetic now for over 30yrs, he has had a real bad time trying to regulate things, he also tryed the pump about 2yrs ago but without success, anyway, it seems he has become insulin resistant, so now the doctors have put him on metformin as a trial along with his insulin & it has got things back under control again for now, hopefully he will continue to do well. He was unstable for quite a while before they tryed this, so far so good. maybe worth looking at. Best wishes :)
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