My first post here, and unfortunately it's not really a positive - this is one to reach out and hopefully gain some of your experience to help me until I can get in with my Dr this week.
I have been REALLY struggling with endless hypoglycaemia. The first happened a couple of weeks ago when I went unknowingly high, and I couldn't return my BGLs to normal. Out of nowhere my blood sugars crashed and I was lucky to catch it while it was happening.
Recently, this has been unbelievably tough to control. I am hardly bolusing at all, and when I do bolus to correct I am going at about 25 per cent of what I used to for the same results/carbs.
For example, today I woke up, had breakfast and waited to see where I would end up. One and a half hours post prandial I had my spike (to 21mmol) and corrected with 2.6 units (I would usually have 4). My blood sugars came back to normal pretty soon after.
For lunch I had 40g of carbs in noodles and waited again to see if they would spike. This time, they didn't. It was like the carbs didn't even register. I went out with my girlfriend in the afternoon and saw a movie (had some popcorn) and waited again. Still, my blood sugars did not move one inch.
For some background:
Type 1 since October 1988
Insulin - NovoRapid (have been using it since 2000, in pump since May 2008)
Typical TDD - Around 40 units (20 basal/20 bolus)
Pump - Animas 2020 (since May 2008)
I am testing my levels around 30 times per day trying to monitor what is going on. As you can imagine, I am completely frustrated and worried about what is happening.
Any help would be so greatly appreciated. I find a lot of comfort in other Type 1s and hope that someone may be able to shed some light on this before I get in with my doctor or before I really get so frustrated I need to book a builder to repair some walls. :)
Thanks so much,