Friday, 22 June 2012

The Honeymoon is Over!!!!!!!!!!!

It's been a while since my last blog entry.  Things have been going nuts for me lately.  My blood sugar has been all over the place.  I would wake up and I would be at 7 and then I would test two hours later and I would be at 15!  This happened for about 3 days in a row so I decided to lower my carb/insulin ration from 7.5 g per 1 unit of Humalog to 5 g per 1 unit of Humalog.  I know that is a big change and you are not supposed to change it that much but I felt like it was needed.

So, I tried that for a couple of days and the same thing was happening!  I couldn't believe it!  I went and spoke with my diabetes educator about it and she said that it was probably due to my honeymoon period ending.  The honeymoon period is where your pancreas is still giving out a little bit of insulin on a somewhat erratic basis.  For me, apparently this made it much easier to control my diabetes.

So I have been working on trying to get my morning sugars under control.  I have been doing this by keeping my ratio at 5 to 1 plus going for a 15 minute walk directly after eating in the morning.  Surprisingly this has been helping somewhat.  Unfortunately, like lots of other things with diabetes, this is a process that will take time in order to figure things out.  It seems like just when you think you have it figured out, BAM, it changes on you.  That is the nature of the disease.  I will just have to keep at it and get it regulated. 

1 comment:

  1. hello ,, another same story here im a 30 years old female was diagnosed with it from 8 month ago type 1 and it hit me with the Acetone smell A1C was 9.7 ,, well i started getting hypos then lowering my insulin (mistard 30/70) from 25 U to 4 U a day ,, and the honeymoon was amazing all controlled reached A1c% 5.5 .. then i started loosing weight ( max i eat a day : 1 toast whole gran , 20 gm pasta , protein at night only ) lost around 5 kilos in 10 days ,, so it started going up it was glycogen breaking so increased it to 20 unite and 45 gm pasta ,, and now out of control.. working on it still

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