So for the last 10 years or so of my D life I have been on a sliding scale of humalog. That means that say for breakfast if my blood sugar was between 0-50 I would take 3 units of humalog, 51-100 meant 4 units, and so on. For each meal there was a different scale associated with each range of blood sugar. Having switched in May to counting carbs and having a ratio for each meal and a correction factor for high blood sugars, it doesn't really matter what my blood sugar is (unless it is high), it is the number of carbs in the meal that dictates how much humalog I take. Problem is, breaking a 10 year old bad habit is almost impossible. I'm working on it, but still feel the need to check where I am at before taking humalog. It's probably not a bad thing except for the insurance company that recently authorized 12 strips a day. Funny thing is I am authorized by the insurance company for 12 strips a day and I get my strips in 90 day aliquots for a co-pay of $ 60.00. The mail order rx company has not gotten the authorizaton yet from the insurance company and it says my co-pay for 1100 FreeStyle Lite glucometer strips is
$ 1301.39 which I have to say is ridiculous and outright highway robbery. Thank goodness I don't actually have to pay any more than $ 60.00.