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effect of today's food on tomorrow's readings

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by rainbow fish, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. HOT FUZZ

    HOT FUZZ · Active Member

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    Go easy timo,
    I'm on a road trip in a tour bus called "Good Control" and EVERYONE'S invited along for the ride.

    We were all ignorant once,
    but we stopped giving clever answers
    and started asking wise questions :wink:
     
  2. l0vaduck

    l0vaduck · Well-Known Member

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    To go back to the original question; I am becoming increasingly convinced that my waking blood sugar has a lot to do with my total carb intake and activity level the day before. I think I need more basal insulin when I've had more carbs/less exercise, and because I don't adjust my basal, since I'm on lantus and adjustments don't work that well, I get high sugars when this happens. I haven't got enough evidence to prove it yet, but it seems to work that way for me.
     
  3. mrcadburysparrot

    mrcadburysparrot · Member

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    hi l0vaduck,

    If you're still on a single dose of lantus, then you should try splitting the
    dose morning and night (50/50).
    I tried it and I couldn't believe how well it worked.
    No morning lows and no evening tail-off(highs).
    The only downside is the extra jab each day - but what price can you put on good control?

    all the best.
     
  4. l0vaduck

    l0vaduck · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks McCadbury, but I already do split the dose.

    Lantus lasts well over 24 hours in me anyway, but with the full dose at night I was having massive night hypos!
     
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