Hi guys! I was diagnosed with Type 1 about a month and a half ago and a few weeks ago I started experiencing much more "normal" blood sugars and a decreased insulin requirement. I'm assuming that I'm entering the honeymoon phase?
My question is, though, has anyone ever been solely on basal insulin without any meal time doses? I've been taking Lantus (at most 20 units, although I've been decreasing it almost on a daily basis because of frequent lows...now at 16 units and I'll probably try 15 tomorrow) and I've started exercising again (nothing crazy - just some basic strength training or yoga). It's also worth mentioning that I have a very active job in physical therapy, so I'm always walking around and/or lifting things. I hardly sit at work. I haven't had a blood sugar high enough to warrant a Novolog injection before any meals. I've been able to keep my BGs between 80 and 120 for the most part. I have had pretty frequent lows though (mid to upper 60s), including one scary one where my lips and mouth went numb (I have a feeling it was lower than 60!).
I'm wondering if my basal dose is way too high. I'm gaining weight slowly, which I know shouldn't be my main concern right now, but I'd rather not gain weight if I don't have to! I'm getting married in a few months and at my dress fitting, it was already tight! :(
My doctor has me on a sliding scale for Novolog, which only requires an injection if my BG is above 150 before lunch and/or dinner. Since it hasn't been, I haven't taken any for a while.
What do you guys think? Should I decrease my Lantus to the point where I require Novolog?