Hi could someone please help me try to figure out my basal. Ok first night started out on levemir 6units went to bed at 181 woke up at 62. Second night lowered to 5u ate 2 things of protein was scared... went to bed at 140 woke up at 110. Third night took 5u, went to bed at 180 woke up 82. Fourth night which was last night took 5u of levemir ate 1 string cheese went to bed at 145 woke up at 65. I know some of you don't treat unless under 60, but i felt low when I woke up I was shaky and heart was pounding. So I took insulin Novolog anyway and ate right away instead of waiting. So my question is could someone please tell me what to do about the levemir, because I hate waking up low, and that was even an hour before I usually wake. Anyway I hate waking up low so I feel like I should lower the levemir, but I already feel like it doesn't work like it should in between meals because I still seem to go up between meals a lot. I don't know what to do?
Thank you all for your support I really do appreciate it in times like this where I feel lost and alone.
Well I've been on it for a wk though the first dose of 6u was causing lows so I went to 5u was still causing lows but not helping in between so I had went to 4u, which was giving me perfect fasting numbers but not helping in between meals. So I tried the 2u at night and just now did the 3u in the morning and so far the 2u at night didnt help at all I woke up high..which im sure will throw the whole day off.
sucks I knew it was going to mess my morning up. I had changed my ratio to 1:13 for novolog yesterday since for 15 wasn't working and it was a little better, but since my fasting number was so high this morning my breakfast number is really high. My 2hour number is 230. I took the novolog when I woke up and waited 15 mins and took the levemir 45mins after waking up 3u. and these are my results. :( It's so disappointing numbers over 200 make me scared.
Remember you are still in the experimenting phase, denise. Keep the 2/3 for a couple days for your basal, but if you keep waking up too high you might try 3/3 or 3/2 depending on how you do during the day. Some people believe the basal has to be right before you can accurately fix the bolus. But sounds like you are on the right track with lowering your breakfast bolus to 1:13 and seeing how that works. Once you get all this fairly stable (remember it's never perfect!) then you can work on a correction factor so you don't have to start out with breakfast high and just get higher.
I was on shots until recently and splitting my long acting insulin was what worked best for me. However, when I split it, I had to up the dose quite a bit and it wasn't 50/50 either. So you will have to figure out what are the numbers that work for you.
I suggest you up your night one first(by now you probably already have)Don't eat or inject 4h before bedtime (unless u are having a low of course), test bf going to sleep and if you wake up with fairly stable numbers a coupe of days in a row great! Then you will have to fix the morning one, which affects u between meals, and guess what? long acting takes 22-24h to leave your system, it will stack with your night shot so you will have to do a 3AM test for 2-3 nights to see what is happening to your sugar while you are sleeping and maybe adjust the night one again (up or down)... eventually you will find the balance. Luckily you need so little that it won't take you as long as it took me to find my numbers (16u/night 22u/morning)