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Diagnosed last Thursday 28th or was I?

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by carlrr, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. carlrr

    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Took my first dose of Lantus yesterday eve at 7:30pm 10 units, BG reading at 7:00am this morning was15.7 I know Lantus is a slow acting insulin so I imagine it will be a few days before I see any decrease
     
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    sorry Carl, I can't help as I'm only on tablets :)
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, general advice is lantus can take 3 days to be fully active in your body.

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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you 2 days in, my BG this morning 7:00am before breakfast was 14.8
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My BG reading was 13.9 this morning before breakfast
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Hello carl .

    It can take some time whilst you titrate the insulin 'up' as your DSN instructs you.
    Before you will see a real drop in your BG levels .

    Keep with it and you will see it start to lower gradually .
    It has to be done gradually or else too much too soon - 'Hypo' land these
    really are NOT pleasant to experience .

    When I did this it took me 3 months to see and feel the effects ...
    Ended up on a split dose of 30/30 levemir .
    Now am using porcine insulin 20/20 split dosed .

    Hope this helps to reassure you .

    Anna.
     
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    Carl,

    it has not been said earlier so I'll chip in with a little info about carbs and BG.

    Before I do, I'm Type 2, diet controlled and can add nothing about lowering your average BG. This is about flattening the spikes.

    Firstly, all carbs were not created equal. Different foods are digested at different rates. Look for Glycaemic Index (GI) and you will find lists of foods with a number representing how quickly they become glucose in your bloodstream.

    The actual GI depends on what the food contains and how it has been processed. Generally, the more your body has to do, the lower the GI. Take the humble potato. It is mainly starch, which our gut is very good at digesting (digestion starts in your mouth), that makes them (relatively) high GI. But what we do with them can make a big difference. New potatoes have more water and are more solid so they have a lower GI, floury roast or baked potatoes are more easily digested, and hence higher GI and mashed potatoes have had their structure broken down so they have a bigger surface area for the amylase to work on, and hence have the highest GI.

    The same goes for bananas, green bananas are lower GI than ones with brown spots and liquidised in a smoothie, they are even higher. While fructose is a simple sugar, it needs to be converted to glucose by the liver, so many fruits are actually low GI.

    My second point is that what you mix your carbs with can slow their digestion down. Fats and proteins take longer to digest, resulting in the meal being released more slowly from the stomach. Soluble fibre bulks up the meal, slowing down release of the glucose.

    So making sure your carbs are combined in a meal with protein and veg or salad should slow the release of the carbs and, hence, help to reduce your peaks.

    HTH

    Ellis
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff, thanks for your posts, and thanks for the helpful advice

    I was 9.8 this morning and 11.1 at lunchtime

    Its going in the right direction and im learning so much about what to eat

    And finding out about new recipies :)

    Im even baking
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A reading of 7.7 tonight that's the lowest I have been for some time

    The insulin and diet seems to be doing its job

    My mind feels clearer, I have actually been able to do some constructive thinking

    Eye test today shows all ok and my eyesight should return in a few weeks if my BG stays normalish (not high)

    Lets see what I am in the morning
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A reading of 12.9 this morning before breakfast, Im wondering if the weetabix cereal buscuit caused the raise overnight
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    BG 9.8 1 hour after tea and 30 minutes after injecting the Lantus, I thought it was slow acting but it seems to lower my BG in 30 minutes

    I am going to have a large pancake and see if my BG rises before bed
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    BG reading 7.7 about 1 hour 30 mins of eating pancake wonder what it will be in morning
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Reading of 12.4 this morning before breakfast
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    BG before lunch 10.4

    Breakfast consisted of 40g porridge and an Omelette

    2 crackerbreads with dairylea spread and pesto tomatoes mid morning snack
     
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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    12.1 before tea tonight
     
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    Reading of 7.9 this morning before breakfast
     
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    I was diagnosed with diabetes in December they believe I'm in a honeymoon period..the nurse never rings me I'm on insulatard and novo rapid I have no information only what doses I take I've been offered no education and I'm only 17 it makes me ill quite abit and I just don't know what to do :(


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    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dan

    What are your BG readings and are you type 2 or type 1?
     
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    They say I'm unspecified I'm sugars before I started insulin were night twenties but now they've come down to 11 as an average x


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