Hey everyone, hope all is good.
I have a few questions.
My regiment exist of slow acting Levimir and fast acting Novalog. However, I boosted up in my weight and I think it had something to do with the insulin. I began my own diet to lose. I am to take 14 units of Lemvir before bed but the more I get to know my carb to ratio and how this insulin works period with me, the less I may take one night per the other. I feel like the slow acting Insulin Levimir is crucial, I wont say the same of the Novalog and this is why. Yesterday, I woke up and my sugar was 133, so, throughout the day I had a piece of toast for breakfast, an atkins bar and 12 slices of very thin ham for lunch, < I was on the go. Then through out the day I had carrots, about 5 beef sticks, I love beef sticks, some more ham, maybe about 5 more slices of ham, and then two celery sticks before bed with a very small amount of peanut butter on them. No Novalog insulin throught the entire day. Today I will follow the same eating pattern except for supper, I will have green beans and salmon, possibly an apple as well. If my sugar is low by evening, I may not take the insulin before my supper. I did start out at 7 units of the Levimir but with my regular eating habits at that time, it kicked up to 14. I only used 8 units last night and woke up with the number 133, as I did the day before and this morning.
Calling the doctor and speaking to the Nurse would result in being told to eat 3 times a day with the shots more than likely to stay balanced. Well, for me this is kind of balanced, how I am eating now. I usually eat an egg, peice of toast and a very small apple in the morning, then buy lunch, one piece of bread, ham and an atkins drink. I dont snack too much in between and eat a protien and vegetable along with a small apple for supper. If I do eat between I like the atkins drinks and snacks, super low carbs but a little high in fat. The way I see it, you cant have it all so you might as well have something.
I just dont like to force myself shots just so I have to eat a circled balanced meal. The Levimir may work just fine for my eating habits, I wont know until I continue this out for a time. My carb to ratio is looking like 10 to 16 from what the doctor has measured up, I think its more like 8 to 10.
So...does anyone do it like this? I'm not a stop and eat 3 times a day person, I do it sure..but if the carbs arent there to inject a shot, then I will refrain, I'm not going to force shots if I know my sugar wont spike with the entended meal I choose to eat. Its different 3 days a week for me with my employment, I am very physical in my work. I check my sugar often. I was just wondering if anyone else does do it this way. I only want to take the insulin when its necessar and needed according to my numbers. Not sure what category to list my question in. I am type 2 but insulin dependent.
Thank you all ahead of time.