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any advice on starting basal bolus

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by totsy, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya all,
    after lots of me moaning it looks like im going to be doing basal bolus instead of just lantus,in 2 weeks im seeing dietician to be taught carb counting and should be able to start basal bolus soon after,has anyone any advice for me as im a tad scared of the change
    any tips will be great
    thankyou in hopeful advance :D
     
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    Stuboy · Well-Known Member

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    Best peice of advise is to test test test!! especially when you're starting a bolus regimen... it's so important to test...
     
  3. fergus

    fergus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi totsy,

    I wouldn't worry too much about it to be honest. The advantages easily outweigh the disadvantages and, privided you test regularly, your control should be much better than on Lantus alone. The freedom to vary what and when to eat, and the ability to correct a slightly wayward blood sugar in only a few minutes is the next best thing to a proper pancreas!

    All the best,

    fergus
     
  4. Katharine

    Katharine · Well-Known Member

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    Look on it as a jag of freedom.

    Freedom to eat what you want. The lower the carb, the less insulin, the more predictable the result of course.

    Freedom from complications. You get much better blood sugar control when you use insulin to cover meals.
     
  5. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    great,
    im so excited as im sick of constantly throwing hypos,i will be asking lots once im on it,thankyou :D
     
  6. chocoholic

    chocoholic · Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll be asking similar questions too totsy, as I do the changeover to basal/bolus. I'm really nervy that I'll mess up and lose the control I have.
     
  7. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya chocoholic,
    when u starting??
    be good to do it together :D
     
  8. chocoholic

    chocoholic · Well-Known Member

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    Not got a date yet, totsy but here's hoping we'll both benefit from the change.
     
  9. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    good luck hunni :D
     
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