Newly diagnosed back in November. Smooth sailing at first as I slowly, week by week, upped my basal insulin (tresiba) while monitoring my morning BS levels. Once my morning numbers got to around 120, I stopped increasing my doses. All was well for a few weeks.
I got then the libre, which I have become obsessive with checking my sugars. I got even more obsessive and anxious about a week ago when I had a really bad rollercoaster night low, high, low, high. This is without any mealtime insulin, mind you.
After an email to my doctor, he suggested to back off my tresiba down to 13u (from 19u) and see if that solved my problem. It seemed to help but between meals I will still go low if I don’t snack. Sometimes after meals my BG will return to normal slowly, sometimes quicker and sometimes may go below my “starting point”. He is attributing this to possible honeymoon period where my pancreas is sputtering. My c-peptide was .8 at diagnosis.
Very stressed - sometimes feel like i need to eat to avoid lows. They aren’t severe lows, technically I have only gone low once and it was 69. I catch the trend downwards because of the libre and stop by eating a snack. However I am sure I would go low without eating something. It’s an up down effect all day. It’s a pain in the butt and I feel like i am spending way too much time scanning and checking.
It doesn’t really start until afternoon though. The mornings I stay fairly stable.
Any advice? Only a few months in and already getting burned out. I haven’t even scratched the surface yet.