Tightening Your Blood Sugar Control
If you have type 2 diabetes, it's important to understand that taking insulin doesn't guarantee perfect blood sugar. You may need to tighten your blood sugar control even more, and there are many ways to do it. For example, you can talk to your healthcare provider about testing more frequently, using a premixed product (which contains a short-acting and a long acting insulin), or even using a pump.
So you've already made the bold (and somewhat scary) step of starting insulin as part of your type 2 diabetes treatment. But what if you still have trouble keeping your blood sugar under control? We've rounded up some of the possible options to discuss with your doctor. Whether you've been on insulin for years or if you only recently started, these options may be just the ticket for tightening up your blood sugar control.
If you are still taking one of the older NPH insulins (Novolin® N or Humulin® N), switching to one of the newer long-acting insulins might help you in your quest to tighten up your blood sugar control. These products don't necessarily lower blood sugar more effectively, but they might help you lower it more safely.