I’m starting to think that I am on the wrong insulin. I use NovoMix 30 (30% rapid acting, 70% intermediate acting). Initially my doctor told me to go off the insulin, because I was having a lot of lows. It was fine for a while, but I started getting really sluggish and tired, and my fasting BG crept higher and higher. I started on small doses of NovoMix again, and am feeling more energetic. The problem is that I seem to have a low roughly 4 hours after I take it in the morning. I initially suggested to my doctor that I have a snack to stave off this low, but he was against the idea. Should I be eating more carbs at breakfast?
I feel like I’m treating my diabetes with a sledge hammer at the moment - it’s a case of all or nothing. Either I take insulin and feel good and have a low, or I don’t and feel bad. Am I just using the wrong tool?