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Comment by metheniac on February 6, 2012 at 2:06pm

Comment by daricel on February 6, 2012 at 1:58pm

I get the fat thing... Unfortunately low fat diet for a long period of time didn't help either... I think I'm just wierd LOL

Comment by metheniac on February 6, 2012 at 1:54pm

Brett - an A1C of 5.8 is my dream! Congratulations! Like you, when I go low, I take the glucose tabs, wait a while and then I get really nervous so I sometimes will eat something - TROUBLE. Then I rebound!

Comment by daricel on February 6, 2012 at 1:42pm

Tried Novolog, tried Apedra, tried Humilog. I too have the eat = 200+ then drop a couple of hours later. One of the things I have though is gastroparesis... Nothing digests at the same rate. We tried going on strict gastroparesis diet, but that cause other issues... I hope changing insulins works for you!

Comment by Nori on February 6, 2012 at 1:29pm

I just love you guys! I always learn so much, thanks for sharing! (still learning newbie)

Comment by Scott on February 6, 2012 at 1:13pm

Apidra was the answer for my daughter's insulin issues. http://www.ardensday.com/main/2011/2/2/apidra-v-novolog.html

Comment by metheniac on February 6, 2012 at 1:10pm

aliceclones, thanks again! My doc and I discussed switching to aprida, but for some reason that I don't remember, we didn't. She keeps telling me that I am doing everything right, which I agree with most of the time. I will bring this up with her again next visit. Thanks!

Comment by aliceclones on February 6, 2012 at 1:06pm

metheniac, Turns out that neither of my daughters did well with humalog. they didn't follow the normal begins working within 30 minutes, peaks at an hour and a half. instead we were getting no reaction to the humalog for 2 hours, then a huge drop over 15 minuted. thanks to the dex it was pretty obvious how she was responding, and that she responded that way nearly every time. Both my girls fell into a small percentage of people that react very differently with novolog. For most they are basically interchangeable, but for my girls they were night and day difference. We can also be much more aggressive with the novolog without the scary lows that we were having before (both my girls had to increase their bolus's by 30% after the switch). If you have tried both of those with no success then try aprida, it has a very fast reaction time and may help with the postprandials. Turned out we were doing everything right, just wrong tools. Don't always assume you are the one doing something wrong.Sometimes what works for the majority just isn't right for you.

Comment by Brett on February 6, 2012 at 12:57pm

Didn't mean to pile on Brooky - we're just trying to help a brother out!

Doug - I'm with you on how to handle the low side of the scale. If my trend is level I'll just keep an eye on it. 95% of my highs are caused by somogyi effect so I really have to watch it. The other 5%? Dang, that ice cream looks good! Just kidding - mostly.

Comment by metheniac on February 6, 2012 at 12:56pm

aliceclones, Thanks for your reply. Just curious, what insulin did you switch to? Do you keep her postprandial numbers lower by more aggressive boluses? I have tested my carb/insulin ration many times and I believe I am giving myself the correct bolus, and I use the bolus wizard which takes into account insulin that is still on-board (active). Again, if I am more aggressive with my boluses, I almost always have a hypo episdode.

 

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