Over the past few weeks I’ve had a strong desire to discover how much insulin I really need. Not only do I dread finding a place to give myself a shot, but I hate wondering if i gave myself too much or too little insulin for the meal. I decided to start giving myself a little less each day to see what the resulting bg levels are and to my surprise they haven’t changed much at all. I can’t complain, my abdomen is loving the time to heal but I can’t help but to wonder how long this will last. I guess time will tell. But for the last week I haven’t had any meal time insulin and I’ve reduced my night time insulin (Lantus) to 4-5 units without reducing my overall carb intake. In fact, I’ve been eating everything from cheeseburgers to potatoes with no real changes in bg levels.
Unfortunately I don’t know too many diabetics who were my age when diagnosed, well actually I don’t know any diabetics, so there aren’t too many people that can personally advise me to do otherwise. I’m very new to diabetes, so figuring this stuff out is trial and error. I don’t wear a CGM, so I only know what my bg level is 2 hours after eating. But since I started this I haven’t gone below 75 mg/dL and wake up between 80 and 90 mg/dL every morning. I think the key to this working for me has been a good mix of protein, sports and general awareness of this condition. I’m also still making lots of my own insulin, something I hope lasts as long as possible.