When I was put on insulin - I didn't know what to do. I knew that I had to take X amount of insulin for Y reasons - but I never had any classes on it because it was felt that it wasn't necessary and my endo still doesn't think I need to go to triadic for a info session on insulin (he says that I am doing very well on my own without their interference). Well I agree in genera since my lace run in with that program didn't go over well, but still finding Canadian info on insulin treatment isn't easy - where as finding contradictory info used in the US is very easy to find (as in what is used down in the US isn't what is used up here in Canada when it comes to insulin treatment for the most part it does seem).
I will work out on a regular basis, 5km walks a day or more - but I find that I go low more and more and thus keep forgetting to take my insulin because I keep going low (I'm having less highs then I use to (might hit mmol 10 to 14 [180 to 252] a couple times in a month - the rest of the time I'm between mmol 4 to 8 [72 to 144]) - like yesterday I had a regular pepsi whole can with a meal that totaled 50 grams of carbs (that is without the 41 grams from the pop) but had 7 grams of soluible fiber - I forgot my insulin but when I checked 2hr after the meal I was sitting at mmol 4.5  where as before the meal I had been sitting at 7.6 [136.8].
This is something which has been happening more and more of late - I forget my insulin at meal time yet still end up lower after a meal which by all rights should spike me yet doesn't ... my endo just says that it means I'm gaining control, but it doesn't feel like it is the case to me - I feel out of control because I don't know what is going on with me. I can't run any more because when I do I go to low and as much as I like my regular pop I'm not going to drink more of it then my can a day max that I've worked into my meal plan (1 can over the course of a 24 hour period the rest I will drink is water with milk in the evening before going to bed).
I don't know what to think at times, I know my endo is trying to find the happy medium when it comes to how much insulin I am on at a meal (yet I also know as soon as I get working on a regular basis that I will have to once again a just the dosage because things will change from what they are right now). Sighs D isn't an easy condition to live with at times and at other times I don't even know I have it, yet more and more its making itself known to me because of things I use to do without thinking about it (going for 12 to 18 hours without food or going for a long run or bike ride).
Oh well as my mantra says, I might have diabetes but it doesn't have me.