I’ll admit, as a recently diagnosed T1 (14MAY09), I’m still in the dark about how everything works, but I’m learning. I’m reading “Think Like a Pancreas,” and “Using Insulin,” (I’m on MDI, not a pump, yet). I test a minimum of 4 times daily - 0700, 1200, 1700, and approx 2100 hrs. More often if I start feeling hypo, which fortunately turns out to be in my head. My lowest low so far has been about a 72.
I started the Diabetes Education at the local hospital - all of three classes (I’ve taken the first one) to learn how to manage this disease for the rest of my life. We covered a little of everything in the first hour and a half class, and one of the things I’m trying to track is how my body is handling carbs after meals. I tested at lunch time, prior to eating, and had a BG of 98. I had seafood from Long John Silvers (admittedly not the best in the world, but I wanted to test something). No fries - I can’t stand them, but fish, clams, shrimp, cole slaw and hushpuppies. Going by an online source, it was about 72 grams of carbohydrate - should have just pounded my blood sugar - right? When I tested two hours later, I was at 96 - down 2 points from my pre-meal testing.
I take 15 units of Lantus in the evening, typically around 6:00, and then I’m on a sliding scale at my other test times. This morning, I was at 130, and had to take 3 units of Humalog - but both the Lantus and the Humalog should be gone at the time I ate lunch.
Is this part of the Honeymoon period I keep reading about or what?