New member here. I just started levemir about 10 days ago. My diabetes has not been under control…at all for the past 3 years. Since starting levemir, I am ravenously hungry all the time. Sometimes I am so hungry, I feel absolutely crazy. I am truly HANGRY. I changed internists and see her again tomorrow. I am not understanding what the problem is and I just want to understand…Why am I sooo hungry?
Specifics: I have been on glimeperide for 4 years, Initially my A1Cs were 6.4-6.5. Since I got really sick 3 years ago (septic shock), was on life support and almost died, my A1C has been @ 11.5. I have tried Metformin 3 separate times but get so sick I can’t leave the house. My sugars were in the 400s a year ago, my MD refused to start insulin repeatedly so I bought regular insulin from Walmart and started dosing myself pre meals as needed to keep sugars under 300. I was never super hungry, even with blood sugars at 280. Now, since I started Levemir 10 units at bedtime, I am crazy hungry. All I want to do is eat. And my morning BG is still 240-280. My midday low is 150s-180s.
I also have lots of food allergies, food restrictions and foods that I hate/will not eat that make a diet difficult. I have seen 2 nutritionists as well. I drink over a gallon of water daily to help prevent sepsis. Thoughts and ideas are welcome.