So I was at a training nibbling on tootsie rolls since it was a long time between meals. When I got home my BG was only 110 so I decided, oh, maybe my pancreas is working, and I don't really have diabetes anymore! Then this morning I cut my morning bolus in half, checked 2 hrs later and my BG was 198. My sister said this is called DENIAL!!! Anyway, back to my normal doses again.
Does anybody go through this?

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Comment by Gerri on January 20, 2010 at 11:29pm
I don't change doses unless I see a difference for days. Too many variables. Dose changes should be small ones, like 1 or 2 units, & kept at that for three days to have a good idea if it's right.
Comment by Elizabeth on January 21, 2010 at 6:26am
I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but, your sister is right. You have Type 1 diabetes. Short of several major medical breakthroughs, your pancreas isn't going to start working again. EVER. This is reality. Doesn't make it easy to accept, I know... but take a look at the list of complications that come from poor blood glucose control whenever you get the urge to think "I don't have this disease anymore." You can tell yourself that's true all you want, but you're still going to suffer the consequences in the long run.

There can be all kinds of reasons your blood sugar didn't go higher. Maybe you're coming down with a bug and your immune system is working overtime. Maybe the training required so much brain activity that you burned off a lot more glucose than you expected (the brain doesn't need insulin to take up glucose, so intense concentration CAN make you low). But I promise you, your pancreas did not magically rev up a whole bunch of new beta cells!
Comment by Kathyann on January 21, 2010 at 6:47am
I know you guys are right. It's only been 4 months and I'm still having problems with the reality of being a Type 1. Thanks for your input!
Comment by Keith221 on January 23, 2010 at 7:13am
Yes, I have. I am also a newbie, 1 1/2 years. I think when I see really good numbers, just maybe. I am hoping that as a freak of nature, dx'ed at 52, that maybe I could get better. I am not holding my breath.LOL
Comment by Keith221 on January 23, 2010 at 7:15am
Oh, I forgot. When I eat a banana and forget to inject for it, I get proof I AM TYPE 1(makes my bs go over 250)
Comment by Kathyann on January 23, 2010 at 10:26am
Thank you, Keith. You know what I'm talking about! We are still at the game playing stage.
Comment by Elizabeth on January 23, 2010 at 12:41pm
Don't worry, Kathyann... I can really sympathize. Eric, my T1 son, is not quite 3 and I *know* he'll go through a phase when he's older where he tries to deny this reality. I tried kidding myself for a while that the fact that he was Dx'd as practically a baby meant I wouldn't have to deal with rebellion, but the endo I'm working with on my parenting tips book set me straight on that score *sigh* Nobody wants this... but there are definitely worse things. One of my coworkers has a son with hemophilia, and every time I try to wish away Eric's T1D, I think of his little boy and suddenly, I'm grateful that it IS T1D.
Comment by Kathyann on January 23, 2010 at 1:43pm
Thanks Elizabeth. My heart goes out to you with a son so young having to deal with diabetes. I guess rebellion is a normal reaction! There is always something worse out there but sometimes it is hard to be grateful, isn't it?
Comment by Elizabeth on February 3, 2010 at 7:31am
Sometimes it is, yes! But it's worth doing the work toward gratitude because bitterness just sucks :)


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