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Drops in BG without Lantus or Humalog

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Old 10-26-2009, 17:00   #1
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Hi everyone,

I am a 29 year old female, who was diagnosed 1.5 years ago with an A1C of 11.0.

Iím currently on a very low dosage, about 6 units of Lantus every night, and 1 unit of Humalog for every 20-25g of Carbohydrates. Iím petite, about 5í2 and 110 lbs, and also very active. I have also noticed that I have lots of hypos with physical activity (running, tennis, even walking). I usually donít take Humalog with my meals if I am running afterwards. Example: eating 45g of carbs and running for about 25 minutes will result in a BG result of 3.7!

My endo said this is very low for adults. In fact it is equivalent to the dosage in babies or small children. He asked if I had ever considered going off the Lantus.

Is this safe to try, while monitoring my glucose levels frequently? Could this mean Iím still in Honeymoon? How long does this last?

Any thoughts/suggestions?

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Old 10-26-2009, 23:31   #2
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Hello Stella, welcome to our community! It does sound like you may still be experiencing a honeymoon period. 1.5 years does seem rather long for a honeymoon but it has happened with some other type 1 diabetics. I think your cutting your Lantus dosage in half for a few days might b a good idea. If yu still have lows then stopping the Lantus like your doctor suggested might work. Has your doctor considered the possibility that you might be type 1.5 instead of type 1?

I have been type 1 for 64 years and I am very healthy. we can have long, healthy lives if we have good control!


I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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