Hi, I’m diagnosed 1.5 by my endo, diagnosed ~1 yr ago at age 40, normal weight, HbA1c 8.5% down to 5.4% in 6 mos with low-carb diet (well, attempt at low-carb diet - maybe 20-60 g carbs/day) and 7 or 8 U Lantus/day. I find I need the carbs because I go low with exercise. What do you think of this regimen?
My endo recently gave me Novolog to supplement the Lantus because I was sometimes spiking above 140 in the evenings. I wasn’t concerned about my spikes because I just get on the treadmill and within two miles I’m at 85 or below, no matter how high I was when I started. I’ve only used the Novolog about three times and both times I went really low afterward, even though I tried to eat 30 g carbs.
I don’t know hardly anyone with diabetes and so this has been a lonely journey. I’m hoping that some experienced folks can tell me what you think of my regimen. I am SO open to suggestions! I’m concerned that my basal insulin might be too high and that’s why I go hypo with exercise but I’m not sure how to switch from the Lantus only to Lantus plus Novolog. I do 5 U Lantus before bed and 3 U in the am.
My GAD65 antibodies were 14 and I’m normal weight so I seem to be a classic type 1.5 or else a honeymooning type1.