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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Gafspa, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Gafspa

    Gafspa · Member

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    I’m newly diagnosed, had been doing okay and getting to grip last with carb counting.
    My levels had been running high as dr changed my ratio to 1:12 but I was generally between 7-10.
    The last few days I’m almost had to double my daily insulin intake. I’m constantly running high - morning readings 14 ‍♀️
    As I’m newly diagnosed I’m not that adventurous with food and have the same thing for breakfast and dinner. Yesterday for my dinner (soup) I had to have 8 units to get my levels down. For the last few months 4 units for same meal have held me fine!

    Any advice appreciated as I’m so confused and freaking out!
     
  2. TashT1

    TashT1 · Well-Known Member

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    My initial thoughts are could you be coming down with something? It’s easy to run higher if your unwell. Also what are your basal requirements like? Have you noticed a change?

    Edit: also just thought we’re in lockdown again so has your daily activity decreased a lot? I have to increase my bolus if I know I’m going to be sat at a desk vs doing lots of housework for example
     
  3. Gafspa

    Gafspa · Member

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    Thank you, I had first thought that I was getting poorly but feel fine (other than symptoms for high levels) this is now the forth day so I would’ve thought other symptoms would’ve presented by now .
    I increased my Basel as dr told me to if poorly. First 2 days just by 1 unit to 17, 3rd day to 18 and I have given 19.
    I’ve not gone back to office since March so my daily routine hasn’t changed.
     
  4. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Talk to your team.

    Lots of possible reasons for increased insulin needs, including the fact that you may have been in a honeymoon period that is now ending.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Have they told you about the honeymoon period? It can take a long time before a T1 (almost) completely stops producing their own insulin so it makes sense for your insulin needs to increase over time.
     
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  6. TashT1

    TashT1 · Well-Known Member

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    If your insulin needs continue to increase you could get your team to order a c-peptide to see if your insulin production has changed.
     
  7. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What basal insulin are you on. Any increases on most will take a few days to take affect. I was taught to keep basal the same but to up bolus if ill. If not ill then each basal increase should have a few days between to gauge the affects.
     
  8. Gafspa

    Gafspa · Member

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    Thank you all for the input, I hadn’t had the honeymoon period explained but this makes perfect sense!
    I was planning on ringing my team tomorrow but definitely feel calmer now there is a possible explanation.
    I’ve hardly had any carbs today and my levels are so much better.
    Getting readings under 10 which I haven’t been getting for days!
     
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  9. fingerpain

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    Hi Gafspa, Be cautious about no carbs may kick off Ketones which leads DKA. My daughter (12yrs) is in honeymoon period and is fluctuating and we closely monitor it.
     
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