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Re: [IPk] BG's Gone Bonkers!
I'd say it's one of two things.
(1) You're ill and it's causing an decrease in your insulin sensitivity
(2) It's the high BGs which are making you feel ill (most likely in my
Sometimes for no apparent reason your insulin needs change. Some people find
the different seasons or weather affect their insulin sensitivity.
Have you tried increasing your insulin/carb ratio???
That's the first place I'd start. Don't worry about WHY it's happening, just
try and find a solution first.
On Monday 03 March 2003 14:59, you wrote:
> Hi All
> I've been using my D-Tron now for 18 months or so, and had been doing very
> well. Recently though (last couple of months) things seem to have taken a
> turn for the worse. I have been on a daily basal of 13.6mmol with a bolus
> of 1u for every 15g carb. This has worked for me pretty well until
> recently. I'm now finding that regularly absorbed foods (like potato,
> chocolate, fruit NOT horrors like Pizza/pasta) don't seem to be covered by
> my 15g. Example;
> BG = 7.0
> Inject 3u
> Eat 1 sandwich with 45g carb
> Test 2 hours later - BG 9u, 10u, 12u etc...
> It's not just the food though; I'm waking up with much higher BG's (10-12)
> than I should. I'm even finding that I'll wake myself at 3am, test and get
> in the region on 12-14, take a corrective dose and then STILL wake up with
> high BG in the region of 10-12
> Worse thing of all is I can't seem to find a pattern or cause for this. My
> lifestyle hasn't changed. I do find I'm very tired, lethargic and crave
> (REALLY CRAVE) carb like crisps and chocolate throughout the day and
> evening especially. Whenever I find a high BG I take a corrective dose.
> This last week I have been feeling very ill (tired, achy,
> headachy...sleeping a lot more). I Was off work for all last week. I just
> could not get out of bed.... I've found that to get anywhere near normal
> sugars I'm running my basal at 150% of normal.
> Now I like to think that I'm a fairly well educated diabetic...but this is
> beginning to really get me down. Why the big change - where do I start to
> get things back on track? It has all started to seem overwhelming so I'm
> going in to a kind of denial and just "fixing" my highs when I find them.
> Also am I ill or is this just a result of my high BG's etc......can I even
> begin to start making regime changes etc....
> Just ranting I guess, looking for a bit of encouragement and perhaps
> sharing of similar experiences or tips.
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