That’s it, I’m done! I woke with a bg of 6.9 (124) this morning. I decided to take a unit of insulin before breakfast, and waited fifteen minutes before eating for my sugar to drop. I ate a sandwich - 2 slice of low GI bread and a meat spread. Two hours later my BG was 10.3 (185). I decided (unwisely, it turned out) that I needed another unit of insulin. An hour and a half later, I’m sitting at 3.6 (65).

I can’t take this rollercoaster any more. I’m up and down, I can’t function, I can’t think straight, I’m scared to eat and scared to exercise and tired. I thought that after going to see the doc again and starting the new medication things would be better, but they’re still the same.

I’ve finally decided that I need to see an endocrinologist. I’m getting the contact details for a guy in a nearby town. I’m going to get the GAD, C-peptide and HbA1c done. Maybe if I finally have a bit more clarity about what the actual problem is that is causing my wonky BG’s, I can get onto the right diet and meds and start living a normal life again.

An endo sounds like a great idea, I see you were diagnosed last April, so this is still somewhat new to you, so just take a deep breath, look at the problem and find an answer. The endo is an excellent first step in finding that answer. I’ve been diabetic for nearly 40 years and there are still days where I go WTF is going on, so hang in there!

Megan – I can completely understand your frustration. When you feel like you are doing everything right, and your blood sugars are unpredictable. Finding an endo sounds like a good idea-- it’s good to be proactive-- otherwise it’s easier to just be tired and frustrated with diabetes!!

First of all your 6.9 (124) is not a bad BG. I have lots of days where I just wish I could get that. Before I went to bed last night my BG was 146. I knew I still had some insulin on board so I did not take a correction bolus. I woke up at 3 this morning with a BG of 44. Sometimes diabetes is just crazy and there is no explanation for it. It is something we all have to come to terms with. You’ll be fine. Keep being proactive and staying on top of it. You’ll get the hang of it.

Thanks for the responses. I decided to give the NovoRapid a try. I went to the pharmacy and bought a pen. I took a unit with lunch today, and already feel much better than I did after breakfast (had a sandwich, two hours later had BS of 10 / 180 even after a walk!). I think this might be the solution!