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Old 07-04-2015, 00:19   #11
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It is going very, very well. I do not know why, but taking a basal dose of insulin seems to allow me to to eat a moderate amount of carbs, like up to 25 at lunch or supper, but I still can not do carbs at breakfast. Yesterday my pre lunch and dinner BG was 88. I "spiked" to 106 and 111 after 1 hour, and was back to 88 at 2 hours. I had precooked ribs with barbecue sauce from the local supermarket for lunch, unknown carbs, and meat loaf, steamed cruciferous vegetables and mashed potatoes for supper, 26 grams of carbs. I am still eating low carb, but my goal now is to stay under 50-60 grams a day. I go to bed in the low nineties and wake up 10 points higher, instead of the 130-135 that I always woke to no matter how low carb I ate.

So, yeah, success story for me so far! This is the first thing that has ever lowered my Dawn Phenomenon morning reading, after 15 years. My weight has no fluctuated outside my usual 2 pounds of variance, at least so far.
That's terrific!

What is your present dose?

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That's terrific!

What is your present dose?
A whopping 6 units. I think I will stabilize here for a week or more, in case the Bydureon is not all out of my system yet and is still having some effect. If it is still acting, I might need to go up a half-unit. For now I am perfectly happy with my blood sugar results. Now I go into learning what spikes me now, what doesn't, and how much. Maybe I will need some rapid-acting insulin to cover breakfast carbs.

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I'm not sure I'd use insulin as a mechanism to permit me to eat more carbs.

I think I'd cut carbs, and reduce insulin use even further, if that is possible.

Does "25 at lunch or supper" mean 50 per day? And you are looking to increase that by adding carbs at breakfast? Am I confused?

That wouldn't be my goal, but others may disagree.

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