For the past few days I've been really struggling with my BG levels.
On a "normal" day, I would wake up in the low 100s (or around 70) then lunch would be in the low 100s or below. Then dinner would be in the high 100s. After dinner has always been my trouble area.
However, lately, I've been struggling all around. I was waking up in the 40s a few days ago and now I'm waking up in the 300s. I'm checking the Dexcom and it's showing that I go to bed really stable around 160 and then almost as soon as I fal asleep, you can see my BG just JUMP up to the 300s and stay there all night long!
Then, it takes me over TEN hours to get it back to normal. TEN hours. That's ridiculous. I end up having to correct TWICE within 10 hours, instead of correcting once and being done with it.
It's really making me exhausted and I'm not sure what to do anymore.
My eating habits have not changed in the past 6 months. I'm pretty low carb and definitely don't eat much of anything at all. A typical day looks like this:
Breakfast: sugar free (lite) frappuccino (37g)
Lunch: protein bar (37g)
Dinner: meat and veggies (typically NO carbs)
Bedtime Snack: (below 30g carbs) typically carrots or cottage cheese or peanut butter
I take my Levemir dose at night between midnight and 1:00am.
My issue is that I'm doing my basal at night, and then I'm maxing out my BG about three hours afterward.
I've been using Levemir for 3 years.
Anybody with suggestions? I CANNOT use the pump. Please do not suggest it because it will not help me.