I am working with a Diabetes NP. She works with the NNMC Bethesda, for the Diabetes Institute. I am having trouble dealing with her ideas and need some feedback from you because what she is telling me doesn't make sense.
I was on a low carb diet, I feel best when my BGs are around 120 but I have lower than that BG all the time and feel good that way too. I do not feel good when my BG is high.
I have had these strange directions to follow until Tuesday. Lower my basal by 20 units, take 8 units when I eat of fast acting. Don't worry if your BGs are over 200 or even 300 for the next week. write everything down, don't make corrections and eat at least 30 carbohydrates with each meal.
Can't for the life of me figure out what the rationale is behind all this and I have felt awful this week with these high blood readings. I guess she is going to raise the short acting when I see her on Tuesday?
She has problems with the fact that my long acting and short acting is not 50/50. When I get ranges from her she likes my fasting to be 120-150! Just keeping things under 200! She keeps telling me that I have no complications and that I don't need tight control.
I don't care for eating all these carbohydrates, I feel bad with higher BGs and I plain and simple don't get it. I am not even hungry anymore.
My AIC was 6.4, I was low carbing and going for a lower one, now this. I am confused to say the least. Just tell me is this total craziness or what?