I’ve heard a lot about complications from high BG’s over time.
I’ve heard a lot about the implications of going too low.
I’ve heard a lot about injection site bruises (smaller than with the old needles)
What I haven’t heard of are the following that seem to be happening:
-weight gain – over 8 pounds in three weeks
-some changes in bg readings, but not significant
-aches in legs and arms
-big trouble with eye focus
Here’e some background info – diagnosed 10 years ago, treated for four years with orals, eventually insulin – never got morning bg’s much below 200, gained weight, never had any energy, had trouble with liver function and dropped out of medical care for five years. Used glycemic index diet, and actually had more energy, lost weight, felt better for five years.
Since November 07, have had two bouts of really bad bronchitis that took way too long to recover, and eyes are not focussing as well (although that could be partly because I’m getting older)… finally conceeded to see endo, who put me on Lantus, Novalog. A1C was over 12.
Now that I’m working with the insulin, and counting carbs, I know that I’m eating way fewer carbs (when I count, I pay more attention and take in less). I know that this can be a part of the crankiness.
Yeah, I’ll be calling the doc after the weekend, but I’m hoping some folks out there can help me understand what this feels like from the perspective of the actual user.