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Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Super_sally Aug 13, 2013. 13 Replies

So last night: I eat a whole bread subway chicken sandwich at 6:30 PM, 2.5 units of insulin and go to band rehearsal BG 105 ... then 3 hours later at 9:30 pm BG is 152 ... at 10 pm I inject 12 units…Continue

Brown or white ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Santiago Jimenez Jul 25, 2012. 13 Replies

I've always heard that brown rice is healthier than white, but I've notice that when I eat brown my BG leves tend to skyrocket hours later, I'm guessing its because digesting it takes longer, so when…Continue

BG after lunch keeps increasing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Apr 24, 2012. 8 Replies

I'm trying to gain some weight so I increased my carb intake. A strange pattern from the last 2 days. I eat but my BG ends up high, near 200, so I shoot another unit of apidra to bring it down ... 2…Continue

Type 1 Apps for Android

Started this discussion. Last reply by palomino Apr 9, 2012. 10 Replies

I just got a Samsung Galaxy SII new phone, it's really cool. I was wandering if any of you knew about any cool apps you could recommend.Continue

 

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Santiago Jimenez commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live interview with Susan Weiner, author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer'
"Hi Emily, is there a way to watch this video chats later, a kind of video chat archive ? that would be great for some of us who can't attend live. Thanks for your wonderful work, you guys are truly amazing."
Oct 1, 2013
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Live interview with Susan Weiner, author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer at TuDiabetes homepage

October 3, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Watch the video! SUSAN WEINER, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, is a renowned diabetes educator and lecturer who earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University and a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a medical producer for dLifetv-online, a member of…See More
Oct 1, 2013
Super_sally replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"Some people even find it better if they split their lantus into 2 doses (am and pm), and not necessarily evenly split between the 2 doses. DP - is dawn phenomenon. But in your case the morning high may either be DP or it may be a rebound high (after…"
Aug 13, 2013
rick replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"Too many variables in the equation! Many things come to my mind: - insulin after exercise is faster and stronger - I would try to solve hypos with plain sugar to understand more what's happening: much easy to calculate the amount eaten and it…"
Aug 13, 2013
JohnG replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"The split dose always gave me better numbers in the afternoon, I belive in my case one dose was only efective for around  16-18 hrs. The split dose also gave me less active insulin at night and I could add the rest of my daily reqierment as…"
Aug 13, 2013
Santiago Jimenez replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"Interesting, so with levemir one has to do split doses ? does that mean that levemir lasts 12 hours instead of the 24 hours lantus does ? ... excuse my ignorance, what does DP stand for ?"
Aug 13, 2013
JohnG replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"I had trouble with Lantus peaking after about 5 hours and I would go low around 3 am, it may help if you take your lantus early so your snack will cover the spike. I finnaly switched to Levemir and there was no more spike pluse I was able to get buy…"
Aug 13, 2013
Santiago Jimenez replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"I don't mix the doses and take Apidra and Lantus, Good point about Levemir and Humalog."
Aug 13, 2013
Santiago Jimenez replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"I do walk about 1 hour everyday around 5 or 6 pm ... this could also definitively be the cause, hmmm ... I will try eating more carbs before bed and see what happens. Tks."
Aug 13, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"That is right. I have sudden lows after exercise. They are sometimes called Post Exercise Late-Onset Hypoglycemia (PEL) or just Post Exercise Hypoglycemia. I have posted about this before, I can have PEL about two hours after exercise, once I needed…"
Aug 13, 2013
Nicole replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"are you pretty physically active at band practice? if so, that can cause the lows between 3-4 a.m. physical activity can set in hours after you've finished, hence 'unexplainable' lows around the time you are having them. you may also…"
Aug 13, 2013
Jag1 replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"You can usually tell if you are injecting into your muscle since it is much more painful than subcutaneous, and feels like you've injected into a dartboard."
Aug 13, 2013
Jag1 replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"You may not have the correct mix of bolus and basal insulin. 2.5 units of Humalog for a large meal but 12 units of Lantus if it is a split dose sounds like you may be taking too much Lantus, and not enough Humalog with your meals. (It is hard to…"
Aug 13, 2013
Santiago Jimenez replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"I hadn't thought of that, I usually inject on the lower back, beginning of the but chicks, I am very thin and have very little fat so this might be possible ... I'll try next time right in the butt chick where the fat is. I also suspect I…"
Aug 13, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?'
"Another explanation might be that you are not properly getting your Lantus injected into your subcutaneous layer (the layer of bodyfat beneath your skin). If you inject Lantus into muscle it can act like a rapid insulin rather than a basal insulin.…"
Aug 13, 2013
Santiago Jimenez posted a discussion

Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?

So last night: I eat a whole bread subway chicken sandwich at 6:30 PM, 2.5 units of insulin and go to band rehearsal BG 105 ... then 3 hours later at 9:30 pm BG is 152 ... at 10 pm I inject 12 units of lantus and at 12 am BG is 92 ... so I go to bed, I eat 1 glass of milk (12g carbs), 1 piece of whole bread (15g of carbs) and some nuts and peanuts (5g carbs), total 32g of carbs - seems like a lot, but - I go to bed and wake up at 3 am with a BG of 43 ... I eat a glass of milk and a piece of…See More
Aug 13, 2013

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September 28, 2009
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I was diagnosed 1 year ago while on the happiest, freest time in my life. I was accomplishing my life dream, being a successful music producer with my own company, great business partners, great friends, amazing relationships. Just on top of the wave.

I was having so much fun that Diabetes didn't bothered me at all, I just said to the docs "ok, so I need to inject myself, how do I do it ? Oh this is easy" Well, after a while (about a year) it hit me that Diabetes is not so easy. Even though I have really good control, ACs about 6.2, some days are just plain bad and I definitively don't feel good at all.

But I have to say that Diabetes showed me a beautiful side of life. The side that makes us aware of how incredible fragile human bodies and minds are, how there are others that go through tremendous suffering (think of all diabetics that never felt the relief of an insulin shot, now I give thanks every time I inject myself).

This experience has led me to a tremendous respect and appreciation for all life. For a sun set, for a cool breeze, for music, for seeing the smile on a stranger's face, for my friends, for my parents, for being able to cry. I have to say that Diabetes has made my life much much much much more deep and I wouldn't want to go through it being blind to that, with my heart closed up.

In short, Diabetes woke me up. And I hope it can do the same for all my fellow Ds.

Love,

Santiago

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Have you REALLY, REALLY done it ?

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 8:20pm 3 Comments

Last night I watched one of Bill's 1happydiabetic videos (this blog is in part dedicated to you Bill, you are an inspiration) entitled "One of the most important diabetes questions" and the question was "Have you really accepted your diabetes ?".



That brought me to an amazing realization, I was diagnosed 16 months ago and even though I KNOW I have diabetes I really haven't ACCEPTED it. My control is not bad Hba1c was 6 last time, but with about 1 hypo every other day. (I'm just too… Continue

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At 3:56am on January 12, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Santiago....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days! (it's a leap year)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 3:43am on January 12, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Santiago. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 7:44pm on January 18, 2011, Robyn said…
You are welcome!! Hope you had a good BD!
At 1:56pm on January 12, 2011, Doris D said…
At 8:33am on January 12, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 6:30am on January 12, 2011, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday Santi! How is everything going with you?
At 10:57pm on April 13, 2010, Robyn said…
Your blog is very touching. Right to my heart. Thank you.
At 8:53pm on April 13, 2010, Kristin said…
Hi Santiago! I now see your blog post listed under "Recent blog posts". The links are automatically updated, but I think that it takes a few minutes because it uses RSS feeds.

Let me know if you also see it now.
At 9:17am on March 27, 2010, Robyn said…
Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. She was a very wonderful woman and Mother. She was always grateful.
You have a wonderful smile BTW....wishing you well and have a good day.
At 8:03pm on January 12, 2010, Lois said…
Santiago:
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Hope you are having (or have had) a wonderful birthday along with a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
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