Re: i just don't get it!
- From: "BillW50" <BillW50@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:49:21 -0500
Julie Bove typed on Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:04:49 -0700:
"BillW50" <BillW50@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
krom typed on Wed, 25 Mar 2009 07:34:31 -0500:
I would think anychange can effect bg numbers..you might be
stressing over wearing the mask for example.
Julie it took me 6 months or so to get used to the mask and i went
between two different types until now i use the one and love it..i
too tossed and turned at first afraid to lay wrong or didnt have the
straps right so the mask would squeek etc.
now its just good comfy sleep!
dont expect to get used to it right away and dont stress over it.
"Julie Bove" <juliebove@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I was taking 90 units of Lantus at bedtime and this seemed like the
ideal dose for me. My BG was around 82 to 99 most of the time.
Even the times when I forgot to take my meds or my Novolog. Mostly
I have been suffering from extreme exhaustion and forgetfulness
that is worse than usual. I still don't know the cause. Could be
adjusting to the CPAP machine or the dregs of this illness that
I've had since Dec. Dr. upped me to 94 units of Lantus and then my
BG shot up to over 200
where it has stayed most of the time. My lowest number on this
dose was 163.
Yesterday I started getting painful muscle aches, mostly in my
legs. It was like it used to be when the Fibromyalgia was acting
up. I had trouble putting my stockings on because moving my legs
in the manner I need to to reach my foot was causing cramping in
the calf. Same for attempting to put my foot up on something.
Hmmm... This morning I woke up just exhausted. Can't remember
of BG but over 200. At my usual breakfast which normally doesn't
spike me at all. If I do get a rise from it, it's only 10 to 20
points. But this morning? 390! I knew something was wrong when I
woke up and realized that not only did I have to pee but my tongue
was all dehydrated. Since going on the CPAP, I have been going back
to bed for a nap
because of the exhaustion, but most of the time I just can't bring
myself to put the mask back on.
Right now I just feel more exhausted than ever. And my stomach
feels weird like the gastroparesis is acting up. I am wondering
if this is why I had such high numbers this morning?
I wasn't particularly good with my diet. Had a taco salad on
Sunday. No sour cream or guacamole and ate only a small piece of
the shell. So not a lot of fat there. But perhaps too much fiber
in all the lettuce? Had a salad for my snack last night. Not a
lot of lettuce in it though. Mainly kidney and garbanzo beans,
some green onions, a few grape tomatoes, shredded carrot and a few
black olives. What seemed to be the last straw was dinner
tonight. Had a hamburger with rice cheese and onion on a small
bun, a few potato chips, 3 black olives and a handful of celery
and red bell peppers. I am thinking that threw me into fiber
overload. Maybe. I just don't understand why my numbers went so
much higher when I was doing so well. Right now I feel like I
should be in bed but don't
really want to lie down for fear of throwing up. I guess if I'm
going to do it, sitting up would be better. And I don't want to
put on the CPAP mask if that might happen.
I guess the other possibility is that I have caught yet another
bug. There is something going around in the schools (although I've
not heard of it in Angela's school) that they are calling the flu
but it's a stomach bug. Angela did say for the past couple of days
that she didn't feel well and kept having me feel her forehead. She
said her stomach hurt and her nose was really stuffy. The
pollen count has been high and my allergies are acting up.
Hi Julie! I can only comment about varying insulin usage and only
about my personal experience which can be totally different then
somebody else. But it might apply, so why I am telling the story.
I used to follow my doctor's and endo directions about how much
units of insulin to take. It wasn't working very well, as I still
had highs in the low 200's and lows in the 20's. They made small
adjustments to my dosage and it only helped a little.
So I had taken my medication in my own hands. As I am supposed to
take basal and bolus insulins at the same time. And while I was
getting better results, I figured I need to experiment with one by
itself and then just the other. And I learned that I can get really
good using just one or the other. And I learned that one unit of
Regular insulin worked about the same as 5 to 6 units of NPH for me.
I also learned that my insulin needs vary greatly from day to day.
As some days I needed 0 units and some days I needed up to 40 units.
And it varies in between too. Keeping the same food intake and same
amount of exercise, and the insulin dosage still changes drastically.
So what do I do? Well I learned I could take an average dose. And
see how that works. It better yet, I can give myself a smaller than
usual dose and then check my BG in a few hours and see how my body
reacts to it. Obviously, if it drops quicker than I wanted... means
I had taken more than enough and may have to intake some carbs.
Although since this a small test injection, I shouldn't go low
enough to have a problem anyway without carbs.
Obviously if my BG starts to increase a few hours after my shot, I
didn't give myself enough. And I almost never experience a plus or
minus change of more than 10mg/dL per hour after my shot. And if I
do, I guessed badly. But I can fix it quick enough anyway. And I
either need carbs if I am dropping too fast or more insulin if I am
rising too fast. Although once I make the adjustment, I am usually
in great shape for the rest of the day. As I know how my body is
taking insulin for this day. And most days, I have no problem
keeping my BG within 80 to 130. In fact, 80% of my readings are
within this range. YMMV
Sorry. There is no way I would follow your advice after all the
nonsense you have posted here!
I am so sorry that I am just too intelligent for you. As all bright
people are seen as nonsense to mediocre people.
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