Hello to everyone here.
My name is Grahame and I was diagnosed 25 years ago at age 22 with Type 1 Diabetes - I felt fine but I’d dropped a lot of weight (60 lbs over a couple of years) and I was drinking Coke by the gallon. My GP had me come in fasting to do a glucose tolerance test but the pre-test levels were enough to diagnose.
25 years later…two weeks ago I was on the rollercoaster: pre-meal bg ranged from 4 to 17 mmol/L in a typical week. Daily averages were in the 10s and 11s and I’d see about 3-5 lows (usually afternoon/evenings because my BG would start high in the mornings and drift down over the course of the day). I was taking 50 units of Lantus at bedtime and about 100 total units of rapid (depending on carbs) before meals over the course of the day.
Since then I’ve switched to a low-carb diet and my bg numbers are now ranging from 4 to 10 with far more readings in range. Daily averages are in the 7s and I’ve had only 1 low in the last week. I’m now taking 36 units of Lantus at bedtime and 15-20 total units of Rapid over the course of a day. It’s incredible.
Anyway, I stumbled across this site looking for more info on CGM and seeing how others are doing with low-carb and T1D and signed on.