So, I haven’t been on here in a long time and I will post an update about my life, but first, I got to talk about an extremely stressful and terrifying thing I’m going through. It all started a little over a week ago. I’ve been on Tresiba since April, 16 or 18 units at bedtime, and it was wonderful! One night, though, I injected into my rear end and something didn’t feel right with the pen. When I took it out I saw that it only injected 8 units. No big deal, I’ve dealt with pen malfunctions before, so I drew up the other 8 units with a syringe. The next day I was fine all day and took my Tresiba with a syringe that night. All heck broke loose. I couldn’t keep my blood sugars up for anything. I was at work so I would over correct my low, shoot up to 200-250 then crash back down to the 50s in a matter of an hour or two ( I was mixing carbs with protein for low treats). So that night I only took 14 units or Tresiba with a syringe thinking I hadn’t been getting the full dose with the pen this whole time. Nope, I couldn’t keep my blood sugars up the next day either. I had to leave work because I was blacking out and couldn’t control my emotions (not a good mix when working in a long term care facility). That night, I took 10 units with a syringe, same thing the next day but not as bad. After a couple days of still battling not too bad lows, I had a very scary experience Sunday morning. I woke up and was 48 and had fruit snacks and went to the bathroom. I started blacking out in he bathroom. My blood sugar had dropped to 32. I ate another pack of fruit snacks and poured a glass of pop then sat down on the kitchen floor. I either passed out a little or dozed off for a few minutes. Anyways, I decided to cut my dose again and work my way up. After a couple days of fasting here and there to check my basals as well as I can, it seems 5 units in the morning is the right number.
What on earth is going on here?! I’m not pregnant, I’ve not lost any weight, nothing has changed except I’m now taking my Tresiba with a syringe, but I can’t imagine it would make that much of a difference. I’m going to try to get into the doctors (this is really scary for me and I don’t want to keep doing this myself), but does anyone else have any suggestions or have had something like this happen?