Hello @tedqucik & friends there!!!
As I am getting close to 2300 hours here so I may anticiate an early morning hours there!! (may be)!!
So, Good morning there!!!
Many thanks for your detailed & too much informative response please. Yes, I agreed that dose changes must be not too frequent, rather I was just making my way gradually towards some acceptable readings & succeeded to bring down the spikes of 300-350 to under 250, but sadly hit by that nasty SCALP infection which took away all the efforts from me inside couple of days. For example, towards yesterday late evening, I succeeded to get 101 mg/dl, offcourse feeling too much hungry for not being eating reasonable since morning, even after taking 3 x10 apidra, so, finally I consumed around 60 gram carb at dinner. Two hours later, (@11:30PM) I checked BG & got 344, too much shocked to see, as my entire day efforts has been wasted in a couple of hours run. Naturally, I went crazy & took 10units of Apidra once more, & didn’t take anything, not even 1g carb,checked at 3: 30 AM again & got 208, checked again at 8:30AM & got 191. Lantus (20 units) were taken around 11PM. I mean, I have been doing dose changes abruptly in state of too much frustration. But I respect your advice, not to do too frequent changes & I will try to follow from here onwards!!
Generally, I took apidra almost 15 minutes before meal. But during these stated episodes, specially when running high, I did try to get it before an hour too; but never went into HYPO zone, rather never been there since its start from couple of week back. Minimum, I got so far in 90’s.
From those crude & bad experimentation, I am wondering, How does Apidra works?. I mean, If it is “344” & 1 unit drops around 30 then 10 units should drop “300” leaving behind only “44”, which didn’t happen inside 4 hours, not even after 8 hours. But sometime, I had noticed that apidra may have a tendency to drop BG by 50/hour or even 60/hour
Further, It has been seen that apidra’s power starts wearing out after 4 hours, so @50/hr, it would be capable to dispose only “200 mg/dl”, means, if there will be “350” at the start then it may be ended up at “150” after 4 hours. Right? , If there is some correction then please let me teach please, as to learn more about fast insulin.
Secondly, how many units will be required to bring down BG by 50mg/dl in an hour?
From yesterday experiment, It appears that there was only around 35mg/dl drop per hour (140mg/dl drop in 4 hours) when apidra =10 units, which looks that 1 unit apidra drop = 14mg/dl, So, will I get “28mg/dl” drop in case apidra = 20 units?
I will appreciate your kind & valuable response please.
(Lahore 30C, 2320 Hours)
As regards SCALP infection, it is getting better & primary care doc told me that it would take 3-4 more days to get even better.