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Low at 6 a.m. - Lantus dose or exercise?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Mar 12, 2009. 6 Replies

should I adjust my basal? (long post)

Started this discussion. Last reply by nel Feb 20, 2009. 6 Replies

 

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" HAPPY BIRTHDAY NYTQUILL"
Jun 15, 2009
nytquill replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"Well there are exceptions to everything. But for most people if you can "feel" when you're low while you're awake, you will wake up if it happens while you're asleep. Some people can't feel their lows at all so they…"
Mar 24, 2009
nytquill replied to Domo!'s discussion 'hardest part?'
"Eating is VERY hard, but I would have had to work at that anyway to lose weight and stay healthy. I'm only as good as I am with my eating now because I didn't do it for the diabetes, I did it for my figure! The shots and testing never…"
Mar 17, 2009
nytquill replied to nytquill's discussion 'Low at 6 a.m. - Lantus dose or exercise?'
"I'm not super muscular or anything but I certainly have more muscle mass than I did when I started. I'll see about doing another set of overnight tests starting Sunday night since I usually take weekends off."
Mar 12, 2009
nytquill replied to nytquill's discussion 'Low at 6 a.m. - Lantus dose or exercise?'
"It is pretty good. I just don't like to see it dropping like that overnight...but it wasn't like the bottom fell out or anything either."
Mar 12, 2009
Jessica C replied to nytquill's discussion 'Low at 6 a.m. - Lantus dose or exercise?'
"I agree with both posts. I have been trying very hard to get similar numbers to you. If you are accustomed to running higher blood sugars, lower, healthier numbers can cause anxious feelings. If you haven't eaten for 5-10 hours, your liver may…"
Mar 12, 2009
snowangel66 replied to nytquill's discussion 'Low at 6 a.m. - Lantus dose or exercise?'
"absolutely, when you exercise, especially resistance combined with cardio, your metabolism gets revved for the rest of the day. If you have any amount of muscle from weight training,that muscle will continue to burn fat and burn calories even while…"
Mar 12, 2009
Riette replied to nytquill's discussion 'Low at 6 a.m. - Lantus dose or exercise?'
"I think your Bg looks good. In our experience excercise that early doesn't have an effect the following morning. I feel that it can be the lantus."
Mar 12, 2009
nytquill posted a discussion

Low at 6 a.m. - Lantus dose or exercise?

The past 2-3 months I have been doing some moderate cardio 5x/week and some brief resistance exercises 3x/week. So fairly active. As a result I have already dropped my Lantus dose from 18 to 13 every day but my blood sugars still aren't totally ironed out.Last night I did some overnight testing. I started out at 9.0 at 11 p.m. when I took my Lantus dose. 2:00 a.m. 6.3 4:00 a.m. 6.1 6:00 a.m. 4.9 8:00 a.m. (breakfast time) 7.4. All night I had that funny "uneasy" feeling I get when my blood…See More
Mar 12, 2009
nytquill replied to Joshua V's discussion 'Your low, what do you do?'
"Depends what I have around. I'm trying to lose weight so I usually look for the lowest calories that will get me the carbs I need, without eating something that I'm going to need for supper later! If I have dextrose tablets I'll use…"
Mar 11, 2009
nytquill replied to Vanessa's discussion 'Help needed. Been in denial for 17 years.'
"I've so been there. Sometimes I'm STILL there. I was diagnosed at age 10, had stellar control until about 13 and then the 10 years after that were basically "how much insulin do I need so I don't throw up?" It's really…"
Mar 11, 2009
Joanie replied to nytquill's discussion 'What signs do you look for to adjust your basal dose?'
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Feb 27, 2009
Kristin replied to nytquill's discussion 'What signs do you look for to adjust your basal dose?'
"I prefer to do basal testing by just skipping ONE meal. If I eat carb free, I actually see that the protein raises my blood sugar because I eat a lot more protein than usual. I usually skip one meal which lets me test the basal rate for 6-8 hours a…"
Feb 27, 2009
nytquill replied to nytquill's discussion 'What signs do you look for to adjust your basal dose?'
"That's a good idea. I think the hardest thing is going to be skipping my workouts for a couple of days, I've really gotten hooked! Thanks for the reassurance...you're right, when you take into account all the factors that change as…"
Feb 27, 2009
nytquill replied to nytquill's discussion 'What signs do you look for to adjust your basal dose?'
"Thanks SO much for this info...it's so obvious I'm laughing at myself for not having thought of it sooner. I think I'm going to do some basal testing starting next week (don't want to do it over the weekend because my routine is…"
Feb 27, 2009
nytquill replied to nytquill's discussion 'What signs do you look for to adjust your basal dose?'
"The thing is, the lows are happening long after my bolus insulin should have peaked. In fact if I ease up on my I:C ratios I end up with big spikes. It's going: bolus, food, post-meal spike (2hrs), then within the next 2hrs after that I go from…"
Feb 27, 2009

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NYTQUILL
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Nytquill - welcome to TuDiabetes - it is great to have you join our community!
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