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How many stages does the honeymoon have?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristin Dec 3, 2009. 5 Replies

What is your new HbA1c measurement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty J Sep 3, 2009. 11 Replies

T1DM + any other auto immune illnesses?

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Singularity replied to nilufer's discussion 'My Lantus does not last for 24 hours anymore....'
"I'm terrified. I was diagnosed as Type 2 a few years ago but it seems now that my pills are not working. They think my high blood sugars have ruined my beta cells. Now they are experimenting with Lantus. My fasting blood sugar is 290. HELP!"
Jan 18, 2013
Jen replied to nilufer's discussion 'My Lantus does not last for 24 hours anymore....'
"Yes, when I was on Lantus I had to inject it twice per day as well. It only seemed to last about 20 hours for me otherwise and I had extreme highs during the time it "wore off.""
Jan 6, 2013
Sue replied to nilufer's discussion 'My Lantus does not last for 24 hours anymore....'
"My endo at GW hospital in DC was also a big researcher. He told me straight out that Lantus will not work effectively as a basal for a whole 24 hours and should be split into two doses for a more stable blood glucose level all day and night. I dosed…"
Jan 6, 2013
Siri replied to nilufer's discussion 'My Lantus does not last for 24 hours anymore....'
"At I found this: "Lantus lasts about 22 hours in most people and Detemir lasts about 16. Either insulin can sometimes be given once a day successfully for some individuals but most people get on better with twice daily injections for…"
Jan 6, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to nilufer's discussion 'My Lantus does not last for 24 hours anymore....'
"I also find that I suffer from Darn Phenomenon and actually need more insulin overnight to combat the morning lows. In fact, it may be that the Lantus is lasting pretty much 24 hours, but you need more insulin overnight to fight the DP. You could…"
Jan 6, 2013
Chaya replied to nilufer's discussion 'My Lantus does not last for 24 hours anymore....'
"I have noticed that my Lantus doesn't last 24 hours. Just found this out via my doctor recently! She didn't know this, or tell me for at least a year. For awhile I just took Lantus and no meal time insulin. I was happy thinking I only had…"
Jan 6, 2013
nilufer replied to Dayle's discussion 'Does caffeine raise your blood glucose?'
"I have similar experiences, though the weird thing it for me it can take me higher or lower!!! In case I go higher it has an effect of 20-30gr carbs, in case I go lower it is much more like I am going into a hypo!!! Hence I always add a bit of milk,…"
Jan 2, 2011
nilufer replied to Stuart's discussion 'Blissful diabetes..........?!'
"Blissfull diabates...I wish I knew what it was...I have only been diabetic for close to 3 years, and it is no fun. Last year I even got hospitalized for it...the moment I want to take a break (literally that only means not thinking about it to much,…"
Jan 2, 2011
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Dec 14, 2010
nilufer replied to Libby's discussion 'High A1C doesn't match my meter readings'
"Hi, do you wear a CGM? I had exactly the opposite, having lately high readings during the day when I tested and HbA1C test of only 6.2, which amazed me...hence started to wear my CGM and discovered that I have lows during the night that even do not…"
Dec 15, 2009
Kristin replied to nilufer's discussion 'How many stages does the honeymoon have?'
"My insulin needs doubled when my honeymoon ended. So it's possible that you need more increases in your insulin dose. Definitely get in touch with your doctor to adjust. I have a couple rough months when the honeymoon ended until I got my…"
Dec 3, 2009
Gerri replied to nilufer's discussion 'How many stages does the honeymoon have?'
"Those are pretty standard ratios that most endos start people with & sounds like yours needs adjusting. Mine changes & that's true for most. Other than changing ratios, I'm still tweaking timing because the usual bolus 15 minutes…"
Dec 2, 2009
nilufer replied to nilufer's discussion 'How many stages does the honeymoon have?'
"1:15 during the day and 1:10 for breakfast..."
Dec 2, 2009
Gerri replied to nilufer's discussion 'How many stages does the honeymoon have?'
"I don't know anything about stages, or that anyone's experiences would help shed light since it's so individualized. My honeymoon phase seemed to end rather quickly. Now & then, I have strange spurts when it seems that I'm…"
Dec 1, 2009
Jennifer replied to nilufer's discussion 'How many stages does the honeymoon have?'
"I don't know if there are "stages" to the hineymoon period, rather everyone has a different process for which they go through the HM period. Your pancreas may to be the point of not putting out any more insulin, thus ending your…"
Dec 1, 2009
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How many stages does the honeymoon have?

Hello,I am bit frusturated over here and could use all the expertize that I could get. I was diagnosed like 18 months ago with T1D, and thought that my honeymoon phase had come to an end when I had to make significant adjustments to my basal insulin last February-March period.Though the past 2 months have been a mess once again. My HbA1C went up from 5.8 to 6.5 and am pretty sure that I am now closer to 8 than anything else. My BGLs are just not coming down at this stage, and am frequently…See More
Dec 1, 2009

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At 8:00am on October 14, 2009, FatCatAnna said…
Yeah - I hear you on having wacky BG's when travelling. Do your best to keep them from getting to wild - but main thing - ENJOY YOURSELF. I have one friend that jumps out of her pants when I say that it won't kill you to have a few high BG's from time to time! She thinks diabetic in her mind all the time - which is fine for her - but not for me. In my mind I think "well, if it means I live 1 less month because I had some days of uncontrollable BG's - so be it". As a few have said to you - you might have to tweak your basal rate - I know I had to when I went on holidays (I had to lower my a.m./p.m. as I was having hypos - due to being relaxed / more active). Happy travels!
At 9:27pm on October 6, 2009, FatCatAnna said…
Nilufer - LOL - I read your comment about how bad it is to be in Vienna with all the pastry shops in "You Know You're a Diabetic When". Just put on your devil horns like I do when I'm there. Make sure your BG's are okay to start with, and even if they aren't - heck you only leave once. Do as best a guess at how much to inject for (I am usually abit under - but correct later) - and ENJOY! Beware tho' - wear jeans with spandex - you may become abit plump!!! Oh, and even better, just walk around the ring road, get lost, you'll burn off all the sugar (been there, done that).

Anna from Montreal - home of the Montreal bagel - full of carbs - The Trials and Tribulations of a Diabetic
At 8:00am on March 23, 2009, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes nilufer! Glad that you are here!

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At 5:32am on March 23, 2009, clarence haynes said…
Welcome and greeting from TORONTO,ONTARIO,CANADA, where INSULIN was discovered by BANTING & BEST, JULY 30 1921. Check out As a 91 year,young computer rookie, who is insulin-dependent since1977 and a ROLE MODEL to over 40.000 diabetics, have found a way to share my wisdom and experiences with new members from areas with high % of diabetes. I ask them "WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR AREA TO IMPROVE YOUR DIABETES PREVENTION AND AWARENESS PROGRAM? also "WHAT DO YOU KNOW? would it be possible to send info to the nurse and thank her for steering patients to where they can meet the right peolpe and share experiences.As a banker, have you ever thought of forming a support group of diabetics? AMIGOKIT is my way of networking, I call 5 DIABETICS,EVERYDAY, and ask them to call 5 DIABETICS. Keep In Touch.



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