Finally decided to "cowgirl up" with diabetes


(FFA_RodeoStar) #1

So today at work i had absolutely no energy whatsoever. When i got home i checked my bs for the first time in three days and it said HI. ya so i don't feel so great and i want to get this all back where its supposed to be. its just so hard when i'm on the go 24/7.  bbut i need to just deal with it


(Anonymous) #2

Do you carry your testing supplies/needles with you?


(FFA_RodeoStar) #3

no i don't but i think i need to/


(Anonymous) #4

Yah, just throw a bag together and check every once in a while, especially if you're feeling off. That will help BIG time.


(FFA_RodeoStar) #5

ya i just totally hate shots!! how weird is that :/ but i get tired of it so fast


(Anonymous) #6

I know lol are you on Lantus? that could be the problem, background insulin


(FFA_RodeoStar) #7

ya i am. but its lower than it used to be cause my bs drops at night. but during the day its still really high. i think i need to take something like in the AM with breakfast besides just humalog or something


(Anonymous) #8

This is where a pump comes in handy lol I'm trying to dig back to my old shot training here...

 

You could always try having a snack before bed, to keep your Lantus up for during the day but your bg up for during the night...


(FFA_RodeoStar) #9

ya a pump would make my whole year :)  lol and i could try that. but i',m not good at snacks :S  like what kind of a snack??


(Anonymous) #10

I would start off with 15 carbs if I were you. Just have like a piece of bread or a granola bar, for example. If you still go low, try 20 carbs.

Or, try playing with your dinner carb-to-insulin ratio; that may help as well.


(FFA_RodeoStar) #11

haha funny story.... i kinda forgot like all my ratios....oops


(Anonymous) #12

OMG what do you mean LOL


(FFA_RodeoStar) #13

that i've been guessing everything for like 2 months?? and trial and error.. if i take 2 untis for a slice of pizza i am really high...with 3 units... its normal...still high but much lower...and if i'm high two hours later i take insulin... i remember my sliding scale but thats it...


(Anonymous) #14

Oh, my dear, dear friend.

I think you are in the need of a little Diabetes 101 again ;)

Do you count carbs, or just guess? Yikes, I'm afraid to ask what your A1c is lol


(FFA_RodeoStar) #15

lol i guess most of the time... and ya you're gonna freak... a month ago it was 11.2


(Anonymous) #16

Oh. Oh. Dear.

You up for Crash Re-D-Course, girl? cuz it's a-comin' lol


(FFA_RodeoStar) #17

lol ok lets go for it :)


(Anonymous) #18

OK.

Pizza is 40 carbs a slice, usually. What sounds familiar, 1 unit/10 carbs?? You have to start with your ratios somewhere.


(FFA_RodeoStar) #19

i think it was one to ten for everything but breakfast and i dont remember that one


(Anonymous) #20

You could just start with that as a standard. Or go meet with your Dr to figure it out lol.

PS

Your meter should never, ever read HI :(