I have been type 1 diabetic for 6 months. I started on Lantus and Novolog, and my blood sugar numbers have slowly but surely been reigned in. I have consistently been diligent about carb counting and meal planning, although I have an unconventional life and do not always eat at the same time.
With Lantus, I was experiencing a lot more lows and highs than I was comfortable with (at least 1 high in the 200-400 range a day, and at least 2 lows a week). I recently switched over to Levemir, which aside from helping me put a cap on the weight gain that accompanies Lantus (for me at least), assisted in greatly improving my blood sugar levels. Immediately, and for the two weeks following, I as experiencing pre meal levels of 80-110 and post meal of 130-150.
Now, within the last few days, my blood sugar literally will not budge from 130-160. It is really frustrating because I am doing everything the same-eating super healthy, low carb, whole food balanced meals, exercising daily (bike riding, ballet, walking, etc), as well as taking my prescribed dose of insulin daily (4 units of Levemir in morning and again at night, 1:25 of Novolog). Most of my meals are 20-50 grams of Carbs so I generally take 4-6 units of Novolog a day.
My only guess, and my next appointment with my health care team is on June 1st, is that the bottle of Novolog that I am using isn’t working? I opened it on April 13th, so it has been just over a month. I know it is said that they only work for a month, for other bottles that I have used in the past worked for at least 2.
Does anyone have any tips/advice? Thanks a lot!