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Old 01-04-2014, 03:09   #11
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Dr Bernstein recommends taking multiple injections if a larger dose is needed. He recommends never taking more than 7 units at a time (with 1 injection). He says if you need to take a larger dose, fill your needle accordingly and inject 7 units, then remove the needle and place it in another area and inject another 7 units. Keep doing this until you took your complete dose. So for you, fill your needle with the 26units and you will inject that same needle in 4 different spots, injecting 7 units at a time until the full dose is complete. You can read about this in his book, Diabetes Solution. If you do not want to do 4 injections for your morning dose, maybe at least try doing it in 2 injections and see if that helps. Make sure you rotate your sites too.

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Hello everyone! I am a 26 year old female and recently (almost 2 years ago) diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I went into complete shock and did really well controlling my blood sugars for the first year. I brought my A1c down from 12% to 5.6% in the first few months. I'm still doing ok, but maybe I've gotten lazy (especially around the holidays). I am using the Lantus pen every morning. I have a concern because every time I take insulin, I get a bump on the injection site. I mostly do it on my abdomen. I've never been taught or tried any other sites. My thought is that my body is not absorbing the insulin because somehow it's getting stuck? I don't know if this is the case. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you and happy new year!
Do you get the bump when taking your fast acting insulin? You only mentioned Lantus.

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Do you get the bump when taking your fast acting insulin? You only mentioned Lantus.
I don't take anything else...

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Did your Dr give you a T1 diagnosis after running tests?

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Other T1s help me out here. Can T1 be managed with basal only? I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago as well and immediately started on basal/bolus method.

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Did your Dr give you a T1 diagnosis after running tests?
Yes we did several tests. To be honest I'm not exactly sure which tests but he came back with a bunch of results including t1 diagnosis

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Yes we did several tests. To be honest I'm not exactly sure which tests but he came back with a bunch of results including t1 diagnosis
Maybe your numbers are higher because it's time to start fast acting insulin with meals. What is your diet like? We always ask a bunch of nosy questions so we know how to help

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Other T1s help me out here. Can T1 be managed with basal only? I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago as well and immediately started on basal/bolus method.
If doing a VLC diet, I would think it would be possible to do basal only as long as there was some pancreatic functionality. May be more likely for LADA or T1 in honeymoon. But I would think that eventually there would need to be a bolus insulin even to cover the small amount of carbs in VLC.

That what you're thinking as well?

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If doing a VLC diet, I would think it would be possible to do basal only as long as there was some pancreatic functionality. May be more likely for LADA or T1 in honeymoon. But I would think that eventually there would need to be a bolus insulin even to cover the small amount of carbs in VLC. That what you're thinking as well?
Yes that is what I was thinking

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There are some T2 folks who use basal, and no bolus.They produce their own insulin, but have high BGs after fasting overnight, so the basal helps with that. A T1 eventually cannot survive without both basal and bolus.

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