Hi all - I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with T1D on January 20, 2016. When I was first diagnosed I started on 7 units of Lantus and 14 units of Novolog (3 breakfast, 4 lunch, 7 dinner). For the most part this dosing regimen worked well with occasional lows after dinner because of a lower carb meal.
I started on the TSlim G4 pump in July 2016 with reduced basal and bolus dosing (based on reduced insulin needs with pumps - about 80% dosing). My basal is set at 0.2 units/hr which works out to 4.8 units/day and has not changed since July. And my bolus amounts have decreased from around 11 units per day to 3-4 units/day. Now my TDD is typically less than 8 units (11 months out from diagnosis). My carb ratio is somewhere around 1:30 although I don’t think this is entirely accurate and my correction is between 1:120 and 1:150.
Is there anyone else out there that was diagnosed in their 20s and has experienced such low insulin requirements almost 1 year out from diagnosis? It is difficult not feeling a bit of denial when my insulin doses continue to decrease and I am basically running off basal insulin. How long have your honeymoons lasted and when did you start to see increases in insulin needs. What is your current TDD?