Okay, so long story short, I'm a physically active 21 year old male in good shape (6' 165lbs) and I was diagnosed with type1 diabetes December 15th 2009. Basically I need help. My main question that I'm most concerned with deals with the honeymoon period. When I came out of the hospital my regiment was this
8 units novolog before breakfast (and correction as needed)
10 units novolog before lunch (and correction as needed)
12 units novolog before dinner (and correction as needed)
20 units of lantus before bed
Okay so now I'm only taking 8 units of lantus at night and last night I only took 7. Today has been awful. I dropped from a glucose of 100 at 10am while eating a snack of 24g of carbs to 70 within 45 minutes. I've been forcing myself to eat all day and no matter what I cannot keep my glucose over 100. That's when I feel comfortable.
Is this drastic of a dosage drop of insulin normal?
Should I stop taking insulin to see what happens?
I'm suppossed to get put on a medtronic minimed pump next week, has anyone else in the honeymoon had success with pumping?
I'm super frustrated and I just need to hear some advice from people who have been there. It would be really reassuring.
By the way, I wore a 24 hr glucose monitor this past weekend for three days in order to get my pump calibrated and had some great readings. They're going to think I'm crazy when I tell them what's been happening lately!!!