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Suddenly having more hypos!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by backarini, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. backarini

    backarini Type 1 · Member

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    Hi everyone,
    About 2 weeks ago I’ve suddenly started having almost daily hypos, down to 2.2 at times, and I can’t pinpoint it on anything!!! My control has always been pretty good (hba1c in early June was 49) but regular evening highs after larger carby meals - but they always come back down again with a correction.
    I’ve been losing weight, 10kg in total lost over the last 11 months or so, so not drastic.
    I’ve reduced my naughty snacking and have been drinking a lot less over the last month, but I’m still eating the same carb portions for meals etc. For example my total insulin is around 30 units basal and between 15-25 units average bolus.
    Is it just a case of keeping a food diary and trying to see if there’s any correlation to anything? Changing my basal down to see if that helps? Or is it common to have a suddenly hormonal shift that improved my insulin sensitivity?
    For info I am 31, and have been pumping for 9 years and on omnipod for 18 months.
    Thanks in advance!!!

    EDIT: I’m not pregnant - have taken a test and period is regular as clockwork! Sorry TMI!!
    #1 backarini, Jul 29, 2020 at 10:39 PM
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
  2. dje55

    dje55 Type 1 · Member

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    Have you considered that you might be pregnant? The lows that you are describing could be explained by early pregnancy in women with T1DM.

    Just a thought.
    D x
  3. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Any weight loss I've found makes me more insulin sensitive, So that slight weight loss and add less snacks could explain it. But I would adjust your basal down, the best thing would be to do a basal test so you know if that's what it is.

    Basal testing
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