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tabithghtw
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   Posted 10/15/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a Type I, and also pregnant.  Despite regular (and I mean weekly) visits with my doctor, we are still having a lot of trouble controlling my BGLs.  I'm following my diet, taking my insulin (Novolog/carb ratio, and NPH), and exercising like I've been told.  A couple of mornings ago, my husband leaned over me to shut the alarm off (4:30 am) and found me in a cold sweat.  He gave me my glucagon pen, and then checked my BG.  It was 34.  The glucagon still didn't seem to be working, so he tried to give me syrup, and I became really combative.  When I came out of this, my BG was 50, and I looked like I should have been on a domestic abuse poster.  I also bit my husband.  The sad part is I had a ham sandwich on wheat and a glass of milk before I went to bed at 10:30 pm.  Any ideas on why this could have happened?  I've thought of the NPH, but other than that one morning, my levels are between 70-100.  I have two small kids at home, and that episode really scared me.

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   Posted 10/15/2007 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you and your doc need to talk about lowering your long acting insulin. Lows can do just as bad damage to you as highs.
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fergusc
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   Posted 10/16/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
You have my sympathy! Im also Type 1 and I know how you feel. Theres a Dr Jekyll
 thıng goıng on wıth the hypos ın my experıence also. Belıeve me, Ive run naked down the street before now because I thought I was a fıreman who had to rescue the neıghbours cat from a tree. Sounds rıdıculous I know but ıts really not funny when ıts you.
Try reducıng your basal dose -  that has done the trıck for me. Im down to 7 unıts of Lantus at nıght now, whıch seems to have banıshed the fıreman at least!
 
Good luck!
 
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tabithghtw
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   Posted 10/16/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor and I are kind of playing tag trying to catch my BG. In the past few weeks, my NPH has gone up and down so much it's almost ridiculous. I'm wondering if it's the baby sucking everything up. I'm 29 weeks. Is there anything else I could try eating at bedtime to help prevent this.

Ginny
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   Posted 10/21/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
I feel your frustration.  I find that if I eat before bed, I have a really bad morning.  I have hypoglycemia, no diabetes.  I try to stop eating around 8pm, and for some weird reason, my levels are more stable when I get up in the morning. If I eat too late in the evening, I'm in rough shape when I get up.
 
I hope you can get this under control.  I know it's really a tough balancing act sometimes.
 
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