Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Success! Glucose Under Control

Yesterday I posted about my glucose control being a little out of whack over the past few days.  I rested pretty much all day yesterday and tried to drink plenty of fluids and it seems as though the tickle in the throat is gone.  This morning my blood glucose was at 7.5 (135 for Americans).  This is an ok number for me, anything under 8 I consider ok.

In order to get there I had to increase my Levemir from 40 units per day to 46 units per day over a 4 day period.  I was worried about going low overnight with the increase but that did not happen.  I have had a fear of going low overnight because you hear real horror stories about that.  I am starting to get over that though.  We shall see. 

Perhaps as my journey continues I will start to be a little more aggressive with my basal insulin like I am with my bolus insulin.  Situations like this just go to show that you have to always be watching for patterns to keep under control.  Soon I may have to lower the Levemir down again but perhaps not if I start getting levels around 6 (108) in the mornings.  Any lower than that and I don't think I would be comfortable.

What do you aim for as a level in the morning?  Is it consistent and are you comfortable with it?


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling better! I aim for a blood sugar around 5.0 in the mornings. I find that just by getting up and moving around it rises to about 6.0 by the time I eat (about an hour later). I have gone low in the night, due to heavy exercise in the day and a low coming on many hours later, and it is not a pleasant way to wake up! I also have a fear of this.

  2. It is so strange. Now I am waking up with decent levels of around 6.5 -7 but then after breakfast and throughout the day it is high. I think I may be getting sick??? I don't want to change my ratios. Maybe I will have to.

  3. Judging from the situation, I guess you have a great self discipline and motivation to continue to be a better person. Diabetes is not an easy disease, we need to always monitor everything especially our diet and the food we eat. Everything should be done in moderation. Medication is sometimes is a must.