I am a type 2 with Humalog and Lantus at my finger tips:) (I'm on one vial and have one to use of Humalog then have to switch to Novalog due to Military Ins and what is available on base.)
So, I'm sitting here trying to figure meals... and basically come to the conclusion that I will stick with what works for me:) As long as my doc is willing to work with me to get this night time mess under control. Of course, we both have our limitations. His limitations being : My nasty night/early morning numbers,stress that brings me up, whatever my insurance (Tricare Standard) is willing to give me on base. ( I could get stuff off base; but with a high price tag that I cannot afford.)
So my questions arise from reading others blog /posts.
Someone please teach me Basal and Bolus please?
What do they mean for me? How do I manage this so that I come out ahead more often?
I normally take a shot before breakfast,before lunch,before dinner and before bed. I've gotten a little brave and occasionally tried a mid shot between dinner and bedtime to bring a high to a better level before bed.
or sometimes when I have be out all day away from home,eating foods I am not used to figuring out what will happen to my body. ugh.
I've actually had a couple of really good days! Waking 123 breakfast 110 lunch 113 dinner 109 I would really love to make this happen all the time!
Yesterday morning I woke at 131 breakfast 155 lunch 113 dinner 125 bedtime was 141 :( not so great. I have no idea what happened between waking and breakfast. I didn't have anything to eat or drink.
Oh and one other question... sigh...
Occasionally, the kids watching TV gives my sight problems.. (Flashing sudden colors of "kaboom" scenes)
I'm beginning to not like driving at night either..
What's up with this? My glasses still are fine. No problems with reading/seeing etc...
Anyway, your thoughts and lessons learned... I would like to learn from you:)