Yup, sometimes the 'D' can really suck. It's OK to feel cr*ppy about
the whole thing every now and then - I certainly do and I've only had it less than 5 years. I share your feelings of frustration and exasperation; when trying so hard to do the right thing can sometimes give such negative results. I try not to let it get the best of me but sometimes it just does. All I do is eventually pick myself up, dust myself off and move a foot forward. Doesn't matter which one, just move forward. Sometimes momentum is all you need to get going (it helps anyway
Ummm... I'd say that's a pretty high A1C but, I didn't have Diabetes through my teen years. (I started up around 14% and have hovered around 8% the past couple years.) Your doc thinks 12% is OK? Is he an Endo? I know an A1C is an average and one that can be significantly altered with just a few high highs a week (or lows for that matter). Personally, while I value the A1C data, I don't nearly put as much value in it as I do my day-to-day BGL tests. That's where you have the control. Interpreting your BGL reading with what you're about
to do/eat and injecting insulin (or not) using a carb to insulin factor that matches your personal body rhythm and lifestyle.
Getting your basal/background insulin dose & timing is most important. If that's off, everything will be off: your correction factors, carb ratios, everything. With Novo Rapid's profile, the insulin starts working within 5-10 minutes....why would your doc have you injecting 40 minutes prior to food? Is that how he suggests correcting high pre-meal readings? Maybe some more info about
your regimen might help me understand??? Seems like you're taking an awful lot of Rapid compared to your Levemir. The balance seems off - even for hormone raging teenager (but, I'm not a doctor, just a Type 1
What is your insulin:carb ratio, BTW? I split my Levemir dose: take 14U PM and 13U AM. I don't low carb and use about
15U of Rapid a day.
Hang in there - we're here to help if we can
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus