Just curious, I have been on this diet going on 3 months. So far I can’t complain. However, it would seem that insulin use really should be down but I don’t feel like mine is. I am still chasing my Dawn freakin Phenomena and can wake up as high as 265 BG. Then it seems like for the next 6 hours I am constantly bolusing up to 5 units every 2-3 hours Humalog and taking 2-3 Units of NPH. My DP seems better if I take my dinner Humalog 5-7 units around 5-6pm my NPH 5 units at about 8-8:30pm set my alarm for 11pm to make sure I am not low many times I will be in the 80-95 BG range so will set my alarm again for 12:30am-1pm. Usually I will be around 189BG then I take more Humalog 5 units and 3-5 NPH. Then I set my alarm for 3:30am and end up taking at least 3-5 units more Humalog and I some times take 1-3 units NPH. By the time I get up for the day at 5am I am usually around 132BG once I was at 92! That was two weeks ago. I would then take 5 units of Humalog for Breakfast of the 1 wasa cracker and tsp. Peanut Butter but two hours last would be at 160-171 BG range. So then I take more Humalog.
I need help. I am afraid to take more Humalog at one time, and afraid to take more of NPH at one time. Over the weekend I was taking my Humalog for meals and then 3 hours later an extra 2-3 units with 2-3 units of NPH kinda all day long. I was having lows 6 hours later. Had a hard time getting them to stay up. Took over an hour to get them to raise… By then I ate 2 packs of Smarties, 1 Glucose tablet and 2 spoons of Peanut butter and was at 189 BG. Then I had to chase it back down with more insulin. If you have any idea I am open to suggestions. DR. B makes it sound like he takes 1-2 units of this and 1 and a 1/4 unit for that, and here I am taking a ton.