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again ) but does it sound like I managed to eat the amount of carbs to match the insulin ?

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  1. Grumpy Porridge

    Grumpy Porridge Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I will NOT be doing this again so please do not worry, I will find other ways to deal with my mental health ( and I will reply to the nice comments and messages I’ve had :) )

    ( oops title went a bit wrong )

    I took 300 units ( 1 pen of novorapid at about half 4 in the afternoon yesterday )

    I ate 3 slices of cake , 1 scone ( plus jam and cream ) bread and jam , bowl of pasta etc ) and few bowls of cereal after midnight ( fortunately at about 4, after some fizzy drink and the final bowl of cereal it wasn’t coming down like it had done . ( it seemed to have a bigger impact after midnight rather than a couple of hours after the overdose.
    My question is does it sound like I have insulin resistance?? Does it sound like I had roughly 3000 grams of carbs ?( if I’m doing that sum correctly ( 1u= 10g carbs )
     
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    Here is the libre graph
     

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    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    Sounds like you had about 1000g carbs. Difficult to tell without knowing portion sizes etc

    But also I have found that if I over eat.. bag of sweet.. family sized Doritos bag or something

    That I can be injuring all night to fix it.. taking 5/6 time the expected insulin

    So it could be something like that
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    What have you been advised by your consultant regarding your personal insulin to carb ratio?
     
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    Do you worry that you might have insulin resistance?? Anyway keep well. I hope things get better for you.
     
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    Grumpy Porridge Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi :)

    I asked twice but they just said the general
    Information (1 u= roughly 10g of carbs ) :(
     
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    Thank you :) I guess I do worry yes .: ( thinking it’s my fault etc ..
     
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    Should the overdose I took last night have gone completely out my system now ? So so
    Glad I didn’t have to go to hospital .
    Hate it there .
     
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    Thank you :) I sort of understand but at the same
    Time don’t really understand sorry haha
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    You should be seeking professional help, starting with your GP for refferal & not seeking advice regarding your practices on this forum.

    It's not fair on yourself or someone who may unwittingly trigger.

    Best wishes.
     
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    Put it this way I stuff myself silly more than I need for a few days.. say I have 500g carbs I should need 50 units on 1:10 yes? But if I take 50 units I doesn’t touch it.. I can take an extra 20 units an hours for about 6 hours before it drops back to normal so 170 units 3 times what I need normally

    If my rough calculation not know exactly what you ate .. but it sounds like quite a bit.. then it could take a lot more insulin than you think to correct it

    On the other hand I do think you need to seek help so as not to be putting yourself in this situation
     
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    Grumpy Porridge Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I just think it’s weird people saying 160 units was serious ( didn’t do anything to me) then I take 300 ( apart from annoyingly needing to eat quite regularly, again nothing ) .

    I have had all the ‘professional help’ it’s not worth it I’m afraid. Doesn’t help atall, just makes you realise , you ARE alone.
     
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    Hello @Grumpy Porridge

    I am concerned as to why you are taking so much insulin then eating carbs as an after effect to manage the amount of insulin you have taken, this is not the way to manage your diabetes.

    Diabetes management is about calculating prior to eating how many carbs you are about to eat and then taking the measured dose of insulin. Taking high levels of insulin is playing a very dangerous game with your health. Running high/low is also damaging to your mental health, so many of us eat a low carb diet to keep our blood glucose levels stable, I was living with depression when my levels were running high/low, once I got better control my mental health also stablised and I felt loads better.

    Please get some professional help outside of this forum - we cannot sit here and watch you continue this pattern of destructive behaviour, the forum is a good place to get support but with your ongoing issue with insulin you need to speak to your diabetic team as a matter of urgency and please also speak to Samaritans 116 123 if you need some mental support, best wishes.
     
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