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Old 01-30-2014, 05:56   #21
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I've known several people who've suffered strokes, TBIs and other neuro issues. The goal of PT for neuro conditions is to get nerves, muscles and brain re-acquainted with each other. This can only be done through exercise; our daily activities typically don't provide enough reps to get that job done.

On the topic of blood glucose ... you've made some fantastic progress! Do you also do post-meal and post-snack testing? Spikes can occur, then subside, rather quickly during the hours between meals -- lingering juuuust long enough to do a person some serious mischief.
I don't snack. I stay consistent with what I eat. Normally by eating the same thing every day (I know how that must sound but consistency is how I got here...I know how three meals particularly affect me so I feel safe with them) I don't do post meal testing. I test prior to every meal and find myself around the 100 to 130 range commonly.

I test when I wake up, correct and wait until I am normal. If my before breakfast reading is about normal or is normal I make breakfast and bolus for it. Then I wait four hours. After that I take my next reading before lunch and if it is about normal or normal I make lunch and bolus for it. Same for dinner.

The only thing I haven't completely hammered out is my bedtime basal. I go SO LOW when I basal at night. I don't want to hammer out a 3 am check EVERY NIGHT for a bolus to prevent DP but I don't want to be high either when I wake up. I just want to be stable at night. This is probably where most the mischief happens concerning my overall condition's side effects and complications. I can't keep my bg down when I sleep.

I was thinking about trying 10 units of Levemir tonight and seeing where I am when I wake up at 5 am. Hopefully not low...

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Many thanks for your service, Justin!

In the end, an honest neurologist will admit they know a lot less than they admit. Mostly offering palliative relief with not much by way of cures, sadly.

Glad to know you don't want my walker, even though it occupies way too much closet space!

Hang in there, friend, you're doing great and will do better.

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Justin I'm sorry that you are having problems. My prayers are with you.

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Overall today was a rough day. I couldn't keep my bg stable to save my life. Started out high at 229 (didn't basal like I said I would...I was a bit too wary. Will do tonight though...so tired of DP) Average went up to 141 mg/dl. Had a low of 40 that I didn't detect because I didn't feel it at all. After that...insulin sorta just didn't want to work.

No change in my diet...no change in my bolus...no change in anything but today is just INSANELY different. Same amount of carbs and everything and I see different levels radically every day.

No change in the Amyotrophy. Was actually worse today and pain is getting unbearable. Geez this is starting to bug me.

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Overall today was a rough day. I couldn't keep my bg stable to save my life. Started out high at 229 (didn't basal like I said I would...I was a bit too wary. Will do tonight though...so tired of DP) Average went up to 141 mg/dl. Had a low of 40 that I didn't detect because I didn't feel it at all. After that...insulin sorta just didn't want to work.

No change in my diet...no change in my bolus...no change in anything but today is just INSANELY different. Same amount of carbs and everything and I see different levels radically every day.

No change in the Amyotrophy. Was actually worse today and pain is getting unbearable. Geez this is starting to bug me.
Every time I read a message like this I can't help thinking that we T2s really just shouldn't ever complain about anything! I would so hate to have to protect against highs AND lows - and to have to do so much measuring and calculating just to stay stable. We really have it easy by comparison. I hope you get a handle on things soon.

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Justin, I know you said you do not want to have to wake up at 3:00am to check your BG but you may have to until you get night time readings stable. I wake up at 3:30am every single night with no exceptions. I have been doing this for at least the past 20+ years. (You would think I wouldn't need to do this after this long). But I do it anyway. 90% of the time my readings are perfect but every once in a while I either need a touch of carbs or a unit of insulin. Even though I am on the money most times, I still do it just in case. It does stink to get up every night but if you think this is where your issue may be, it is worth doing.

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Justin, I know you said you do not want to have to wake up at 3:00am to check your BG but you may have to until you get night time readings stable. I wake up at 3:30am every single night with no exceptions. I have been doing this for at least the past 20+ years. (You would think I wouldn't need to do this after this long). But I do it anyway. 90% of the time my readings are perfect but every once in a while I either need a touch of carbs or a unit of insulin. Even though I am on the money most times, I still do it just in case. It does stink to get up every night but if you think this is where your issue may be, it is worth doing.

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Oh I know....but...come on...3 AM man....

Hell I'm probably going to do it anyway...

I woke up stable this morning at 101 mg/dl so that is nice.

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