Hi Victoria- many Endocronologists will put a new patient on low amounts of insulin. At this point, it is much more dangerous to have a severe low (hypoglycemia) than a high. They are probably trying to take him down slowly so that he doesnt feel sick, and so that he doesnt slip into a hypo coma. It’s only been a few days, so please try to be patient.
I was diagnosed at age 14 back in 1998, and it took probably about a month until I could see a trend and until they got my dosages right. And then, a few years later, I had to adjust because my body changed and my dosages had to change. Then, a few months later, we had to adjust the dosages again because my resistance changed. Then, change again because of… etc etc etc.
You will learn, in time, that Type 1 is NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. Every single thing affects the blood glucose (BG) levels and it takes a lot of patience and concentration to get it right.
There are also just going to be days when the weather seems to affect your boyfriend’s BG and there’s nothing he can do to get it right that day.
Just be there for him for comfort while he’s going through this hard time. (as I’m sure you have been)
It’s a major adjustment and I remember feeling like my own body had betrayed me. Took me about 6 years to get over my denial.
Please keep us posted. We will help in any way that we can!