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Honeymoon period strangeness

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by TashT1, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I kind of accidentally experimented with not taking any novarapid at all & it’s perhaps paying me back this morning. I woke up on 11.6mmol which hadn’t happened in about 6 months. Looking at the libra the climb stated about 4am which is also the same time I got up for the loo & grabbed a drink. I’ve corrected now but my correction ratio is high at 2 units to drop 1mmol.

    It’s got me thinking about what I can learn from this. Yesterday I ate a very low carb diet, about 35g in total. It’s not unusual for me to not need to bolus for breakfast & lunch eating only eggs for breakfast & salad for lunch with lots of meat & cheese. But at lunch time I was a bit extra hungry & my pancreas seemed to be helping out a bit since my basal dose had dropped me from 7 to 5 so I had a packet of crisps. Lunch was 15g carbs, I didn’t need any bolus & tested at 6mmol 2hrs later.

    Tea comes around & by coincidences I’m trying out a new recipe that’s only 20g, ratio for tea is 1:8 so I should have injected 3 units but I didn’t. I was busy, the boys had a big fight, lots of distractions & I thought sod it lets see if my insulin will kick in. It did 2hrs later I’m still in range.

    I went to bed on 7.4 tested at 4am when I stirred & was 7.2, so sometime after 4am my pancreas conked out or my liver kicked in some glucose. Both libra & finger prick say 11.6 at 7am.

    So lesson learned, always bolus even if it’s a small amount because in missing those 3 units I’ve ended up taking 6 to correct.

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    #1 TashT1, Feb 25, 2021 at 7:48 AM
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 27, 2021
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