I miss good bread more than anything. Once in a while I'll indulge and have a piece slathered with butter. Thank goodness the occasional doesn't cause cravings for me! My other huge indulgence is a chocolate croissant from the wonderful bakery right across from my endo's - I get one after my app't. every 6 months LOL.
You guys are all doing GREAT! I'm impressed at how quickly you've figured things out. Please keep posting ;)
Now it's just routine for me. Give it time it will be for u too.
Treat yourself! If you really would like a small piece of baguette with butter, go ahead. I eat bread every day and don't find it very difficult to dose for. You're doing great but it doesn't sound like you're counting carbs yet. If you aren't, I suggest taking a class or meeting with a CDE and learning. It will give you more freedom and more confidence.
I doubt that switching from Lantus to Levemir will make a big difference with weight gain but I wouldn't sweat it. You were starving with an A1c of 14 and your body is catching up. You certainly don't look at all heavy in your picture.
Congratulations on your success and thanks for sharing it with us. Might I suggest changing the A1C on your profile to match your latest reading(some like to keep their diagnosis # as well). It can be cathartic just to type in that 5.9 and it adds context to any advice/experiences you post.
My most recent test was 5.8 down from 5.9. The change may be statistically insignificant or just the result of normal imprecision in the test but it still felt good to change that one digit.
Good suggestion on the TuAnalyze BadMoon! That's one of my favorite things about Tu, even though it doesn't pop up in conversations on the forums all that much. I like it because it's a way to feel engaged with the bigger world of people with diabetes.
I will thx! One digit the right direction is awesome too. I'll take it.