V (my hubs) is currently in hospital for a check-up - the French like to have a captive audience.
He’s been using mixed insulin ( rapid at breakfast and for snacks, 50/50 at lunch and 30/70 at dinner) and we’ve convinced the doc to switch him to Lantus for the basal and the same rapid he used before breakfast for the bolus.
Has anyone else switched from the mixed to separate? Did it take a lot of adjusting?
They’re keeping him in until they have it working right - but we know from experience that it will be totally different at home. His bg was in excess of 400 after only one day in hospital (before the switch) - and they yelled at him for injecting a bit or rapid to bring it down - like he does at home
IMHO the diet is horrid in hospital - baguettes, which are like a bowl of sugar, rice pudding, lots and lots of plain pasta… They think he should gain weight and are insisting on 75 carbs per meal, every meal.
Part of the problem, also IMHO, is the docs expect to establish the routine and the patient to follow it without question and without deviation. I was told to give him a ‘sugar dessert’ after every meal to get his carbs up!
Anyway, we’re a little worried about fine-tuning it all when he gets home this weekend. I know - ‘ask your diabetic educator’ - we don’t have one… And I’ve already said what the docs and dietitian will tell us.
But we rather like eating lots of fresh vegetables (like always) rather than sweet desserts (never have).
We want to be normal people…
Any and all hints and advice welcome.
(For the record, we managed to get his numbers fairly stable after the last hospital stay on the old, pre-mixed insulin, but he is using so much less now that he’s recovered from having his pancreas removed that we worried he wasn’t getting sufficient basal - thus the switch)