See this is what I was talking about in another post I made this week. My BG is 118, I know its a great BG but worried I am to low so I am drinking apple juice. How crazy is that? I am not hungry, don't feel sick. It's a great BG and I am ruining it with juice....How do I get over this.
Are you drinking juice because you physically feel low? If you've been very high for a long time than even a great number like 118 will feel low. That effect will decrease in time as your body gets used to more normal numbers.
Or are you drinking juice because you are afraid of going too low? If so then the key is to just keep your eye on it It also depends what time it is for you. Is it soon time for a meal? If so then just eat your meal. If not, then just keep testing to make sure you don't go too low before it is time to eat. In time you will grow to know your own personal patterns and won't worry so much. Meanwhile just test. I also would recommend keeping glucose tablets for lows. They act more quickly than food. So it can be reassuring to know that if you do go low, you can take a couple glucose tablets and in 20 minutes or so you will feel fine.
I'd bolus for the apple juice. Unfortunately, the juice will have a quicker "curve" than the insulin but you'd want to cover it. Depending on how much juice it is, you could run about 6 miles (30G of carbs?) and that might also serve to cover it.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding the OP but I assumed she was drinking the juice because she was scared about going low, not because she wanted juice. What would be the point of taking juice for a low and then insulin for the juice?
Acid Rock 30 grams covers 6 miles for you? LUCKY DUCK!
well, it's spread around, like 10 before and 12 @ 3 and maybe more if I'm running down a shade. It's hard for me to say exactly what I do as it's probably different every time..."hmmm, let's see what's going on today. .5U on board= 1/2 cookie on top of the milk", etc.
To "get over this"? It would set one up for a wild evening but, generally, if I eat (or drink...), I bolus? There are too many wild cards (prior food, IOB, activities, both past and planned) to guess but if I had juice by mistake or paranoia, I'd think about it and bolus, maybe cut the bolus, take 2/3 or 3/4 so it doesn't blow you out but to prevent a wild high. Or maybe not? Even if I'm low, I'm not a huge fan of juice.
But I think Mia is type 2 and I am not sure she is even taking insulin so don't know how you can bolus for a high, and I agree juice is not my favorite either, but I don't like those glucose tabs they taste like chalk.
Your right I am T2. Take a low dose of Victoza.
I would say test yourself often for reassurance. I went through a rocky period during my first year of college after have a few really bad hypos that required a shot and an ambulance ride; I stayed richer for a while; when I went on my pump and got off the god awful ultra lenta. I had the confidence to do better because my pump gave me the ability to really control things.
But when I tried to maintain normal levels at first it was hard; anything below 150 felt low. At the time my body was use to floating in the twos. After a few weeks it subsided and got better. You just have to be head strong and keep testing. At one point I was testing 15-20 sticks a day. Some hours every 10 minutes. I would do things like eat a pack of peanuts to help the feelings to subside with out spiking from something sugary. I found this useful especially before driving; that feeling while you drive is very distracting.
Good luck to you.
What this tends to show is that running a human chemical plant that has drifted back to manual operation is like running an old steam engine. It has been said that one learns to do that by the seat of your pants on the chair feeling and watching the monster run and tuned to all the idiosynchronies from learning over time.
No fun there. And as some folks have suggested you need to keep testing ( eye on the sight glass ) at all times and deal with it.
There is not a lot of practical helpful guidance out there to help new folks to this riot other than living with it.
I believe that some of the guidance out there that suggests running ones body like a normally running body without the disease is at best a target that may not be achievable for all the variances in system/hormone miscues as well as liver incorrect operation.
Typically, the BG can be between 80 and a 100 and in fact up to 140 or less without any issues. The liver typically does not hop in fray until BG drops sub 70 and then brain kicks liver to add more glucose (assuming liver buffer not empty of any glucose) otherwise one will be racing to add glucose tablets.