happy new year everyone!
I have been t1 for a little over three years and have been low carbish (about 80-100 gr/day). my insulin needs have always been low, as im t1 as opposed to t2, i exercise a lot, eat low carb, and was able to catch the d quite early on, so i think i had a lot of beta cell happiness still going on.
i have mostly been on basal only because i schedule my physical activity around my meals. i really do not like the long tail of the short acting insulins ive tried.
for the past month i have been high, over 200, like every day, at least once a day. i am correcting like crazy and am very frustrated. i am going to up my basal i think, and see if i can fix the problem with just that. the
could this, after three years, be the end of the easy control? have any people diagnosed with t1 late and who had "easy" long-term control dealt with this? how much can i expect insulin needs to increase? i take 5 units of levemir in the am and 7 in the pm. im going to increase each by a unit. i know ydmv, but what is your average, if you dont pump? is there anyone t1 who uses exercise and low carb and strategic timing so they dont have to use fast acting? i cannot imagine the disruption that fast acting is going to cause.