I'm a T1 with a Medtronic Paradigm. I use the Bolus Wizard and don't think much about how I'm taking.
Once in a while, I check my totals:
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My lowest daily total was 40u. My highest was 85u. Monthly avg. was about 55. The numbers surprise me.
I am curious. How much do others pump?
Sounds like we eat a similar diet. Same height. I'm about 30 lbs heavier than you. I take > twice as much insulin. Interesting.
No, never. Well, maybe a cookie or something occasionally. I actually lost my taste for sweets a long time ago.
A sandwich is usually about 60g. A reasonable serving of Pasta or pizza: about 75. That's why I'm amazed people can eat 20 or 30g in a day.
I've tried cutting carbs, find myself starving all the time, despite eating handfulls of peanuts. I'm fairly skinny and active, so often correcting lows.
I'm going to try to do a better job of restrict carbs and make some changes, though.
I could see that; including regular soda, desserts, etc.
I would encourage you to rethink your diet as well. With tight control, you may be able to preserve beta cell function. My numbers were good, too, for a few years after I was diagnosed. They went downhill fast. We know a lot more about D, now than we did then. There are many things I'd do better if I had a time machine.
I'm be curious to hear what others have to say about this. I really don't know. I'd also be tracking c-peptides, antibodies, etc. I've never had any of these tests done, myself. According to Dr. Faustman's research, we may be able to hang onto some beta cell function for decades.
My endo has said that tight control MIGHT preserve beta cells. I think there are hints out there but no definative studies.
I think the issue is that Ben's control may be pretty good, but what's left of his beta cells are probably working pretty hard to keep it that way. Will that kill them or provoke his antibodies? If he takes more insulin or eats less carbs, will they produce less?
I am really curious about this. I am enrolled in Dr. Faustman's trial, and I'm really curious about my results. Since it's a double-blind trial, I doubt they'll give me much (if any) information.
When I had my C-peptide tested 3-4 years ago, it came in at less than .1 (ng/mL?). So, I've just taken it for granted since then that I produce no insulin. I really wonder if that's true, even after 27 years of DM type 1.
Saw a couple things that make me want to come back to this. Noticed US RDA is 300g carbohydrate. Also read about a few accounts of honeymoon period lasting years, possibly indefinitely by avoiding carbohydrates. Something you might want to look into. Good Luck!
Low day was 12.xx, highest 24.xx last 50 days or so, average around 17 per day probably.
I'm 6'1 ~165lbs. Average daily insulin is 20.05 units (novolog, Omnipod) which includes basal. Bolus daily average is 5.94.
Note that the actual carb intake is a bit higher than these stats show as I don't bolus for the endless walnuts, almonds and pistachios I eat all day, so probably another ~10g/day there.