Okay, I’m new to this diabetes thing. So, I took my first A1c after dx and insulin therapy. It was at 4.2%. However, 3 months earlier it was at 10.9. I will say that at dx I was also dealing with some gnarly infections (no pathogen, just my AI attacking my dermis). The blood test was right before surgery to help the skin lesions that had become inflamed. I should also say, that my normals before dx were about 4.0-4.7.
It took quite awhile to get my sugars under control, at least a month. Hell, I’m still having trouble keeping my fasting sugars under 100, they tend towards 120-130 mg/dL. Now my doc is kinda freaking out. I don’t think there were any hypos during this time. I know I’d go a bit low during the day but not super low.
Has anyone else had this happen? Is this the ‘honeymoon’? I know that my insulin needs seem to change daily. If I’m having hypos, when is it happening? During sleep?
I kind of also need help to see if there is something I could do to keep my fasting sugars low. Right now I take 20 units of Lantus at night and my carb ratio is near 1 unit/20 g carbs (humalog).