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Old 10-24-2012, 17:21   #1
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5 am, 4U. 2:30 pm, 4U. 8 pm, 8U

Is it more, yes: 2U more. Does it decrease my tdd, YES! By about 6U.

I was having a postprandial peak that I COULD NOT bring down with Novolog, or if I did, I hypo'd. Now it never goes up, in the first place.

That 2:30 pm shot takes care of it.

I KNEW it was not due to evening pigouts -- because it happened no matter what I ATE!

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Great that it's working for you! I'm still getting along on one shot a day of levemir but is pondering splitting it in two. Only problem is that I think I need to get more regular in my habits in order for it to work - I do like an occasional sleep-in

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Great that it's working for you! I'm still getting along on one shot a day of levemir but is pondering splitting it in two. Only problem is that I think I need to get more regular in my habits in order for it to work - I do like an occasional sleep-in
Yeah, I am always up by 5 or 6 ... I split that off from 10 am -- which somehow was HARDER!

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Great news - great discovery! It's about time something worked right for you!




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Thanks -- 6.0 is not a BAD a1c, but ... I kept thinking that after-dinner spike cannot be healthy and got SO SICK of chasing it!!!

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I actually take 4 injections a day of Levemir. 2u at 7:00 am, 2u at 2:00 pm, 2u at 7:00 pm and 4u at 11:00 pm. Insulin does not have a long duration for me. I also use R to cover my small protein and veggie meals and my R runs out before my meal is done working. So I need to take 2 shots to cover meals, one before I eat and one 3 hours after I eat. If I take more R to cover my meal, I go low and then high after 3 hours. A bit of a pain bit you have to do whatever works.

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Wow arenda, that's quite a bit of shots of insulin. I think I have the same problem. It seems to me that my levemir doesn't work the way it should (I take it in 2 shots; 8:30-9:00 am and around midnight). I also use humalog for rapid acting, and tonight I took a correction and extra for dinner (for some reason my bg's were really high) and checked two hours later and it was still high! I took more rapid, so I'm wondering if it is working right. This is why I'm glad I will begin using a pump very soon. These are the things that happen that leave me scratching my head wondering what I did wrong.

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NayNay, once you are high it is much, much harder to correct. Or at least, it is for ME. I know I read it somewhere so it must be true for at least some others.

Once you get hooked on the idea of intensive BG management, the number of shots is less daunting (though I do worry about scar tissue messing up absorption ... ). I do wonder, arenda, why you are not on a pump ... but I also understand the number of shots you use.

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NayNay, once you are high it is much, much harder to correct. Or at least, it is for ME. I know I read it somewhere so it must be true for at least some others.

Once you get hooked on the idea of intensive BG management, the number of shots is less daunting (though I do worry about scar tissue messing up absorption ... ). I do wonder, arenda, why you are not on a pump ... but I also understand the number of shots you use.
I tried the pump. I did not like the different absorption rates i would get from site to site. Near my belly button I needed 1/2 unit per hour, anywhere else it varied from 1 unit to 1.5 units per hour. I did not like the inconsistencies and having to figure out my basal every 3 days. For me, MDIs are much easier to control my BGs.

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Woohoo! I don't understand all the insulin lingo but I am very happy that you have figured out a regimen that keeps your BG under better control.

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