Sorry I missed yesterday's blog! There wasn't much new to report. I continued to not have any reduction in insulin EXCEPT overnight when I could get away with 15% less insulin. I didn't spike quite as high after meals and ended up dropping suddenly about 2 - 3 hours after I ate. That's pretty much it. I did also have like 3 pod issues yesterday so some of the lack of reduced basal may just be because my insulin pods weren't delivering properly. I called Insulet and reported 5 pods that had issues since 10/19. The system is usually excellent but when you have a bad stretch it can be really bad. They're replacing them all.

Today I woke up with a blood sugar of about 73 after being on a 15% reduced basal all night. I had an apple at about 11:00am and bolused for 15g of carbs, my blood sugar was about 90. At 11:55 my blood sugar was about 170 and I bolused for correction and 21 grams of carbs (ham and cheese lunchable). I also had about 3 snack size candy bars. I also gave myself the increased Victoza dose of .6mgs, 10 clicks, at that time. My blood sugar continued to rise until about 3pm. At about 1:00 and 1:30 I did give myself correction doses. Around 3pm my sugars started to trend downward. I had a cottage cheese / fruit snack at about 3:30pm. I did not bolus at all at this time but continued to trend downward until dinner around 6:30.

At 6:30pm I made myself a lean cuisine Salisbury steak and mac and cheese dinner and added a small plate of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. I also had 3 double stuffed oreos and about 4oz. of milk. I only bolused for the dinner / veggies. At 7:20 I suspended all insulin delivery from my pump in preparation for my Karate class. My blood sugar at this point was about 150. I had karate from 8:10 - 9:00pm. At the beginning of class my sugars were close to 185. About half way through class I had a 15g carb juice box. At the end of class my sugars were pretty much at 100. I was feeling a little nausea so I ate a pack of fruit snacks. Now, at 9:40, my blood sugar is 129 and rising.

I really did not notice my increased Victoza dosage at all today. I did feel the nausea after Karate but since I didn't get the chance to go to Karate on the lower dosage I don't know if it was due to the higher dose. I do still think that the Victoza is moderating my high blood sugars and keeping them from being astronomical but I could wish for a little more noticeable effect. It's still the first week though so we'll see how it is after a few weeks.

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Tags: Type one, Victoza, drug trial, type 1

Comment by Orchid3 on October 25, 2011 at 8:28pm
That's great that you're tolerating it so far, I'm excited to hear more about your experience. From what I've heard tho the 1.2mg dose is the first therapeutic dose and one shouldn't expect to see any significant reductions in glucose until you get to that dose. The lower dose simply gets your body more used to the effects it has on your stomach and liver. Good luck, I hope it works!


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