My name is Martin, and I've been Type 1 for 18 months and the past two weeks have been the most difficult. For whatever reason my numbers have been jumping and dropping without cause.
I take 18 units of lantus and have used my humalog about twice a week since I was diagnosed. For the past 2 weeks I have been shooting up to the 270's and dropping back to 120 without taking a shot of insulin.
For example on Tuesday I had a deli sandwich for lunch. Before I ate my sugar was 75 and after it was 118. On Wednesday I ate the EXACT same thing and my sugar shot to 239. I gave myself 7 units of humalog and I was fine.
Today I had a homemade sandwich for lunch on sliced wheat bread. Sugar went to 228 and dropped to 123 WITHOUT insulin.
I have 3 different monitors and have been using all 3 simultaneously to make sure the meter I was using wasnt broken.
I fear of giving myself insulin before my meals because I will drop like a fly, and I don't see a need if my sugar drops to normal levels after an hour.
I've always had good control averaging a 5.1 a1c since my diagnosis which was 12.6 at the start.
I am completely lost and don't know what to do. There is no regularity between what I eat and my sugars AT ALL.
If anyone has advice, please help, I don't know what to other than try to eat as little as possible. Im so confused.........................