Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a wonderful summer : )
So here I am wondering??? Did I make the right choice or not starting insulin.
I started levemir 3 months ago, bedtime only shot as per Dr. ( but did mess around with a split dose but could never figure it out so went back to 1 dose a day.) BTW the Dr thinks Im getting about 19hrs of coverage which he says is rare. But I've struggled the last 3 months , A1C was up to 6.7 ( it was 6.2)
Anyhow I saw Dr this past week, told him PM post dinners are difficult for me, excercise helps, but my BG # go down right after a run. But with in 1 hr or so they start to climb again. So that by the time for bed Im usually at 8.5 to 9.8 range. He is a really nice guy, and really wants me to continue with the excersise, all well intended and I agree. But not always possible with kids, work ect. He gave me Apidra and said to use it before dinner on the nights I don't jog. and also to stop taking the Onglyza.
Well the numbers are going crazy IMO, not what I want to see. Okay so perhaps being new to this all I consider my carb counting less than perfect, I've had to do a few correction bolus, and perhaps Im a little gun shy about getting too much and going low.
But now my AM numbers are climbing, and after dinner is not so happy either.
Seriously did the onglyza help that much?
So the question is really a bunch of them because we all know this isn't just a one answer issue when controlling diabetes.
But 2 hrs PP should I be less than 6.0?
Do I correction bolus at 2 hrs if still higher than 8.0?
He has set my ratio 1:10- I think this needs to be tweeked.
I'm now taking 10 U levemir at bedtime.
And bolusing before breakfast ( with a correction )
And bolusing before dinner ( with correction)
As I write this all down I keep telling myself to not be so hard on myself and expect perfection and control so quickly. It's only been 4 days on some fast insulin.
I really don't want to jump back on the onglyza to quickly I know I should give it sometime to sort out.
But any advice would be helpful.