As a recently diagnosed Type 1, I am still trying to get good Blood Glucose control. I am taking two types of Insulin: Lantus (once per 24h) and Novorapid (before each carb meal). I am getting quite good control throughout the day on most days, except for after breakfast. I am currently taking 5 units prior to breakfast and my two hour post meal BG readings vary between 8-9 mmol/L to 10-13mmol/L (for the same Carb content). The problem I have is: on the occasions when my post meal BG reading is in the 8-9mmol/L range I occasionally drop below 4 mmol/L (a defined Hypo) at around the 3-4 hour mark. I have tried reducing my pre meal breakfast Insulin dose from 5 to 4 units, but my two hour post meal BG reading skyrockets to > 13 mmol/L. Has anyone got any ideas on a solution to this conundrum? My Endo, (being the conservative that she is) has told me that avoiding hypos should be my main focus and not to worry about
the high post meal BG readings, as long as they start to drop thereafter (which they do). However I'm thinking that there must be a better way to manage this and I am concerned over the longer term of developing complications from these two hour BG spikes.
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