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anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat Mar 20. 12 Replies

Hi guys! I'm very insulin snesitive and very brittle, dx'ed 20 years ago. I've been taking omeprazole for a mild hiatal hernia, but stopped taking it two days ago. Other than that, I've stopped…Continue

fear of raising basals/taking more insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat Feb 5, 2014. 4 Replies

anyone else struggle with this? I've had to raise my basals twice in the past week for no discernible reason - eating the same, not sick, same exercise, waited through several pod changes and swapped…Continue

ketones

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat Oct 23, 2013. 13 Replies

hi gang!on those crappy days when you have BG rises for no reason, when do you check for ketones? I've noticed that if I'm anywhere over 200 I show anywhere from trace to large ketones. I can also be…Continue

diabetes lifehacks/protips

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat May 24, 2013. 29 Replies

I've been helped so immensely by you guys! I'd love to hear any and all folksy/science-y diabetic tips eg THINGS THE DOCTORS DON'T KNOW, WOULDN'T CARE ABOUT. Post em if you got em!- if your dexcom…Continue

 

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cat replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"that is INSANE!! it helps to hear that other people go through these things. it definitely makes it a little scarier to know that these changes can come and sneak up on us and cause confusing lows when we're bolusing as per usual"
Mar 20
cat replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"thanks for replying. I haven't lost weight. and strangely, stress and lack of sleep makes my BGs drop. a few years ago I did notice a seasonal effect and the drop did occur with the first warm day or two of the season"
Mar 20
Kimberly replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"I've now had 2 periods of time (roughly a few days) where I actually shut off my basal and did not need to dose for anything. I would eat 50-60g of carbs without insulin and not go over 120. Kinda thought I was the miracle, but alas, within a…"
Mar 19
mohe0001 replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"I need large seasonal adjustments, as well. No effect, from stress, unless I'm producing a lot of adrenaline. My basal requiments, a few months ago, were 50% greater during the day, than overnight. I had to split my lantus dose, then everything…"
Mar 19
cat replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"oh that's really interesting I've noticed a seasonal shift but not like this one. stress, interestingly enough, makes my blood sugars drop. go figure!"
Mar 14
Sue replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"OK, this answer is not related to my prescribed meds, but my basals will change very significantly as the weather changes. Heats up or cools down creates a basal and I/C nightmare for me. Getting ready for spring. Stress is another big one."
Mar 14
cat replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"your postulations are more helpful than anything I would hear from my endo eg "these medications have no effect on blood glucose", etc. thank you!"
Mar 14
Holger Schmeken replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"I would assume that omeprazole works gradually against the intrinsic factor. If your are prone to this effect then the sensitivity to insulin will gradually increase the higher the B12 deficit. However this does not explain to me why this happens…"
Mar 14
cat replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"thank you, I was wondering about possible b12 and magnesium deficiency but hadn't made the correlation to hypos. I actually have injectable b12 here at home, I'll give it a go and see if that helps"
Mar 14
Holger Schmeken replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"To cut the basal rates in half is huge. I have never experienced an effect of that magnitude. Vitamin D reduces my average glucose per hour by 10mg/dl. Krill oil is even more effective resulting in 20mg/dl average reduction - especially for spikes…"
Mar 14
cat replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"thanks so much for your reply. I've always been afraid to take chromium and other things because I'm just afraid to add another damn X factor. my insulin needs are always changing, but this is especially unusual!"
Mar 14
RogerAlyn replied to cat's discussion 'anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?'
"I have had T1 diabetes for 50 years. I am brittle too. In our case there are a lot of things that affect our blood sugar that we don't usually consider. My MOOD actually affects it a lot. Higher when depressed or stressed, lower when happy or…"
Mar 14
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anyone have experience with sudden dramatic drop in insulin needs?

Hi guys! I'm very insulin snesitive and very brittle, dx'ed 20 years ago. I've been taking omeprazole for a mild hiatal hernia, but stopped taking it two days ago. Other than that, I've stopped taking my vitamin d and probiotic to see if that would make a difference. a month ago all my bloodwork was normal. But I've cut my basal rates almost in half and am taking half as much insulin for bolus. Anyone with experience here?See More
Mar 14
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Dec 28, 2014
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Dec 28, 2014
cat replied to Dave's discussion 'Do you plan to change a pod at work?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just changed mine on the subway. Anytime for me, try to steer away from late nights and early mornings. I hate getting woken up by the stupid hour from pod change beep"
Nov 11, 2014

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At 8:30pm on December 28, 2014, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAT!!
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At 4:48am on December 28, 2014, Mari said…

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

At 12:26pm on December 28, 2013, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CAT!!
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At 1:50am on December 28, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Cat, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 3:50pm on February 18, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! Bravo cat!!

At 12:00pm on February 18, 2013, catlover said…

Cat-Congrats on being named a featured member. I love the pic of the hedgehog. Is it your pet or just a stock pic ? Catlover =^..^=

At 11:23am on February 2, 2013, Marie B said…

would love to hear about your band. my husband says you're cute btw.

At 2:09pm on February 1, 2013, Marie B said…
At 11:55am on December 28, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAT!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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At 7:27am on December 28, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

 
 
 

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