I am a female Type 1 diagnosed at 63 just over a year ago.
I take Tresiba, Novolin R for meals and Novolog for high readings if necessary.
I am MDI and no pump in my future.
I am a low carb diabetic that eats the same breakfast everyday, has two different lunches switching days and pretty much the same dinner everyday.
I was on honeymoon for about 8 months then basal needs went from 1 unit a day to 3. Rollercoaster numbers that challenged me for about a month. After about two months my basal needs changed again! and now taking 1.5 units and as you will see I will be changing that again.
I do take one unit for “feet on the floor” upon waking.
Here is what is happening now.
2 AM readings show me at 54 for the past week. This is low for me and new. I take a gluclose tablet. Typically in the past I was at mid 70’s.
I wake up with readings from mid 90’s to low 100’s.
During the day after 4 hours of bonus insulin I zoom up to 145. This is new to me as in the past my numbers would be steady around the 90 to 100 mark.
This happens after breakfast, lunch and dinner. Four hours after an injection my numbers go up to 145 then I bolus to bring it down. My protein intake at breakfast and lunch is marginal so I don’t think it’s related to that but perhaps I am wrong.
I am at a loss as to what to do? I am blousing for the uptick with Novolin.
What the heck do you feel is happening?
I used to have great basal numbers and reliable patterns.
I have a call into my endo. However I value the acumen of people with direct experience with diabetes.
Thanks for your help.