Hello, I'm looking for some advice. My glucose levels are almost impossible to bring down and my insulin is at almost double!! What is happening?
Sorry about the massive backstory, any help would be so greatly appreciated.
I've had Type 1 for 10 years and have had a pump for the last 6 years.
I have been using the Animas Vibe (2020 before that) and have been using Dexcom CGM for the past year.
Last year I lost quite a bit of weight (about 8 kilos) and since I was going to the gym almost every day and eating very few carbs, my daily insulin was reduced to about 20 units,. Previously it was about 50 units but I was eating a lot more carbs and I assume my insulin sensitivity was lower because I didn't exercise every day. I reduced my basal, Insulin to carb and ISF all quite dramatically and my levels were perfect for a few months.
My endo has now told me I need to stop losing weight (possibly gain a few kilos) as my estrogen levels have become a little low...
I've reintroduced more carbs into my diet and I'm not going to the gym as frequently, in order to not be in a calorie deficit.
Recently, my BGL's have been consistently high, almost all the time. I've increased basal a little and have been bolusing more with the extra carbs, but it just keeps going up and I can't seem to bring it down.
While I was losing weight I became a little fearful of insulin because of weight gain, and I can't seem to shake that feeling.
Does anyone know what's going on? Have my ratios all reverted to normal? Have I become resistant to insulin? Will the extra insulin cause me to gain weight?
I'm getting very worried about my Hba1C..
Thanks to anyone who has some advice!!