I got my most recent blood work back and have an A1C of 5.4%, the one before that was 6.0% I was really pleased when I heard that but then I wondered if it really is good enough. Do we ever get happy with our numbers? I just don't want to "settle" I guess but then I have to remember I didn't think I could get below 6% a year ago. Always something . . .
Be *extremely* careful with that. I've dropped from like 350 to 70 in about 1/2 hour w/ that. I've only done it a couple of times recently (e.g. when my pump blew up 1/2 hour from home and my BG was spiking hard by the time I got here...) but I would put that in the risky category. Bernstein recommends IM or intramuscular injections, which are absorbed more quickly than Sub-Q but are not as extreme as IV. I think there's layers of insulin with babies, but I'm not sure how reliably they'd work if you had some sort of "effect", e.g. high from slow bolus absorption, take IV shot, then IV *and* slow bolus all hit at once. Throw in a soft basal spike and *boom*, you've screwed the pooch.
but it would just drop you like your normal correction factor would, right? same amount o insulin goin in? so if my isf is 1 unit drops me 100 points in like an hour, then it would drop me like 100 points in minutes? that would be excellent.
I took a diabetes education class in 2011 and they told me that it was worse to have a BG spiking up or down than to be at 200. Has anyone else heard this?
I haven't heard this either but I get pretty much 100% of my info online and I think that most of the people here would agree that 200 is not what we are looking for.
It may, at the same time though, a high, may be because you're high but it may also be that your insulin is slow, in which case it may catch up? When I did more of this, it was before I bothered having any clue about ratios or factors and used insulin like something I bought in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert. I think the greater efficacy of IV may decrease the factor although I don't keep track of anything enough to be certain that it works "exactly" that way. Sort of like with heroin, people get burnt out snorting it because it's not as cost-effective so they try shooting and it works a lot more powerfully.
I don't think that doctors will recommend it except in a hospital, where they put it into an IV if you have severe hyperglycemia they are trying to clean up.
A pat on the back and a "That a girl, way to go" is well deserved.