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Old 11-09-2016, 23:45   #11
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I can text my dr, I don't have an endo at this time. I honestly haven't had any luck with them and just go with my family dr who works with me. Since I'm going to be moving this year I planned to look for an endo next year.
It was an endo at the hospital who changed my insulin a few months ago and wrote it for once a day. Very little was actually explained to me, I've been figuring it out as I go.

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Sounds like you could benefit from one of the books on using insulin. All of which have been recommended by forum members.

Dr. Bernstein's Diabetic Solutions

Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner

Using Insulin by John Walsh.

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Considering you are going high for no reason at the tail end of your last basal dose, really points to either switching to a basal that does last a full day (Tresiba) or doing two doses a day of Lantus.

Think Like a Pancreas walks you through how to tweak your basal dose. The short answer is that your basal insulin should keep your blood sugar steady (not rising/falling more than 30 points) when you haven't eaten or taken any fast acting insulin for 6 hours. You test by .... not eating or taking fast acting insulin for 6 hours and seeing if you stay steady or not.

All the tricks are in the book, and it's definitely worth picking up.

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Thanks guys. I do have the book, Think like a pancreas. I've started reading it but haven't gotten very far yet.

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No worries, I have lots of diabetes books and use them as references regularly. Trying to read them all the way through on the first shot results in a lot of information falling out of my head, since it doesn't all feel applicable immediately. So I just go back and look up things as I feel the need.

Just saying no one is judging you for not having memorized the book yet!

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Sorry for the delay. I started taking my lantus twice a day. It seems to have helped a lot. Other than yesterday which was weirdly high even though I didn't do anything differently, I've had my sugars staying under 110. With an odd higher reading. But my sugars have always been kind of odd. Spiking without apparent reason. But I'm getting it under much better control thanks to this site. Thank you!

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Thanks for the update. Good to hear you've had an improvement.

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It also seems that Lyrica is messing with my sugars. Mostly in the morning. I've been on Lyrica for a while but a few weeks ago stopped taking it and taking alpha lipoic acid instead. Luckly the ALA works better than the Lyrica, but I ran out of the ALA a couple of days ago. It took a day or so but my sugars have been spiking and hard to bring down. The Lyrica is the only change and research suggest it can mess with blood sugar levels in some. I ordered more ALA so it should be here soon. Then hopefully everything will level back out again.

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