Hey everyone, I am a 25 year old former college football athlete that was diagnosed with type 1 out of the blue last month. General physician had me on 25 units of Levemir a night and 3 units of novolog pre meal. After one day I found that the 25 units was entirely too much. We reduced it to 10, which worked great for a couple of weeks until my meeting with endo.
That is when I found out about the sliding scale and basal testing and what not. Reduced basal to 6 units, then split those to am/pm evenly. As my endo said might happen, my insulin needs have decreased over the month of treatment. I kept going low 3 to 4 hours post meal, obvious signs of too much bolus right? I have been averaging 60 carbs per meal, since I still play arena football and work out with intensity. Then it got to where even one unit for that sixty carbs was making me go low. What do those of you with honeymoon exper ience suggest? I’ve heard insulin helps preserve beta cells. Should I increase my carb intake and continue with one unit of bolus, or just continue with basal until bolus is needed? Had net carbs of 70 this morning, and 1 hour 20 minutes after I was at 170. Thanks in advance, this website has been such a help so far in this transition.