11-27-2011 02:13 PM
Novolog Flexpen: 8 units per meal + 2 extra units
Lantus: 28 units in the morning and evening
11-27-2011 03:54 PM
Yes. The blood test for C-Peptide shows if the pancrease is producing insulin, I think. There is also a blood test for the antibody. Others on this board now more about the exact tests, but is all simple bloodwork. I just don't remember them.
Diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 by mistake --1/26/11
Diagnosed correctly with Type 1-- 4/5/11 (just before 47th birthday)
using Animas pump and Dexcom cgm
Also have Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Asthma, Osteo Arthritis, Osteo Pinea, GERD, Hypersensitivity to irritants in environment (lungs, eyes), and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
11-28-2011 03:29 AM
Wayne and Bob,
My yearly McRib worked quite nicely a couple weeks ago, and for once, I actually managed a good I:C to eat it! Not usually so lucky with the after number, but they are still yummy!
BigMac is unbeatable for me, and thanks to using the excuse to take more insulin (if needed), I can eat, and
usually do eat, alot of them when I do, but I love food as well and really it is nothing that has given me to much
of a problem as long as I can control the amount in decent figures. My biggest problems have always been,
as you mentioned, 'after number'. I had excellent sugar numbers after my last Biggie and McDonald's intake,
it took hours upon hours until the real figures came to me, which was Horrible, I got forced to take a huge
amount of Bolus to fix it as well as avoid my evening meal as it messed up my entire scheme.
But that's life with our digestive systems I guess, then again, worth mentioning, as the DM knowledge and
Insulin creation\knowledge has skyrocketed during the last 10 to 20 years I think we soon are going to get
much better and most T1's will have not much of a different life compared to a 'regular' person.
Your insulin numbers are awesome Trisha (compared to my own), I am currently working on reducing the amount
and simple blamed my own incompetence on the amount I am "forced" to take at the moment and the incidents
that occurred on occasion (haha, yeah, what do you mean Bob? incidents? Do go in detail, Please)....
As it is now, I reduced my amount to a stable 25 Units of Lantus every morning and after that any intake is covered
by NovoRapid, usually roughly 7 Units and never more then 10 as a Bolus cover.
As a point of stupidity, I wanted to make my own foolishness clear here, if there is anyone on this forum that has
and consider themselves to acted stupidly, do not worry, I doubt anyone can beat -> old Bob <- in being a moron,
seriously, it would be tough.
Between (roughly, cant give exact amounts or time) 2009 and 2010 I would have had atleast one, usually two or
so Hypos each month, I chewed my tongue until it bled, I had my arm spasmodic which seems to have caused a
permanent pain in my arm, so far it has not healed up completely but it seems to close a "better stage" finally.
I finally learned to change my intake and practical lifestyle, which is ironic having had DM for such a long time, and
I am getting better and have had one Hypo in the last 6 months, which, for me, is awesome. I have no doubt you guys
are laughing at this, but for me, it is something to be proud of and hope to be even better. When I had my one Hypo,
not to long ago, I felt so amazingly disappointed at myself, it felt like I failed and reminded me of how anorectics see
others thinking of them as "fat" or "ugly" and other ridiculous things are just makes no sense, but I still feel it, I feel
that I fail even if I get one Hypo whatever its a bad one or not.
Anyway, I just wanted to share, I thought this was a suitable topic