I was diagnosed with Type 2 a little over 11 years ago and found out two weeks ago that I’m actually a Type 1. I haven’t seen the endo yet but presume I have LADA. I see him next week and hope to learn more. On the day I see him I also see a CDE for the first time.
I’ve used insulin off and on for about eight of those 11 years and am okay with that but haven’t been very faithful about it. I kept trying to exercise and low carb my way back to beautiful BG (it worked before, surely it will work again, right? WRONG!) and now I know why I wasn’t successful.
Anyway, for a few weeks I’ve been ‘playing’ with my rapid acting insulin, taking smaller amounts of Novolog right before a meal then taking a little more an hour to two hours later to help with the perpetual high post prandial readings that I get despite eating a low carb meal. Someone on FB suggested I look into TAG and voila, here I am!
It’s nice to know that what I’ve been attempting has a name (other than perhaps ‘dangerous’) but it’s been a crap shoot for me. I’ve been going on gut instinct and although there have been a couple of mishaps it’s actually gone fairly well. I have Math issues, though, and am really lost on how to figure out how much to shoot and when and hopefully more reading here will give me some insight.
I’m glad I found this forum and some experienced folks.
Thanks for being here!