I suppose this is more of a rant about missing my former non-diabetic life…
I’m currently still honeymooning-and only on Lantus during the day. The problem comes from the fact that I really don’t eat that much- but still need to because if I wait, the lantus starts dropping me too low.
In the mornings, my fasting is usually pretty good- 85-105 usually. I take the lantus to keep this down- otherwise it would be around 120.
I always eat breakfast but around lunchtime I never seem to be hungry. I usually test myself around 12-1 pm- (around 3-5 hours after breakfast depending on the day) and I am usually at 100 or so then- but I’m almost never hungry then these days.
So I stupidly wait until I feel hungry- or until I think I can force myself to be interested in eating - which wastes 1 to 2 hours and then by that time (still not hungry) I am shaking and in the 70s.
I make myself eat food at lunchtime, generally, but also from the lack of appetite, I don’t eat that much- a cup of soup or a granola bar- which will also result in my being low when I am leaving at the end of the day- right when I am getting into my car to drive home (never a good idea).
I’m usually pretty hungry at dinner- and eat a pretty decent meal then, but during the day, I am just not any more. I feel like I need to be constantly eating to stave off hypos, but then I’m either eating when I really don’t want to be or correcting hypos by eating total crap just to raise the numbers.
Does anyone else have this problem? Not being hungry but faced with doing what you want to versus what your blood sugar dictates?
I used to go 6-7 hours easily between meals without a problem… now I feel like I am constantly eating.