My girlfriend who is 43 was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We went to the hospital after she complained about tiredness, she lost 20 pounds in about 3 weeks, and her legs were feeling very heavy. When they admitted her, her blood sugar was 380. It remained that way for three days even though she was given insulin throughout the entire stay. On the last day it was reading around 180 for the last two tests and they discharged her, prescribing insulin and gave her a tester. Last night before she took her insulin she tested herself and it was above 400 just hours after being discharged!!!! She gave herself the insulin shot at 9 as instructed by the doctor at the hospital. This morning it was 180 again. She had a hard boiled egg and dry toast for breakfast. By 10 this morning it was back around 380!!!! Why would she keep spiking like this. I'm worried about her since everything I've read, anything above 300 she should be at the doctors immediately. She was instructed to only take the insulin once a day but it seems it's only helping for just a short period of time. We are both new to this and would like any help and advice that you have.View Thread
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