I guess I just want to get my numbers under better control. Figuring out how much insulin to do when I eat has always, always been a problem. I can never seem to get that right. I hate counting carbs and if there is a way to avoid it I do. Right now I'm on a "sliding scale" method where I do certain amount of insulin for a "small meal", "big meal" or "snack size" amount of food.
I eat out a lot too...which I know isn't good for a lot of reasons. My schedule is all over the place (I work part time in retail) so I find it very hard to always eat at the same time.
I really wish there was some type of step by step thing I could do. Like, for one week do *this*. After you do *this* for one week, add **this** thing. Now do both *this* and **this** for 2 weeks. And so on. Does that make sense?View Thread
Hi! My name is Tracy and I was diagnosed with type one back on Halloween in 1992 when I was nine. I'll be 30 in August. I used to have really good control of my sugars when I was younger...when my mom and dad had more say in what I was doing. There was a period in college where I know I didn't do what I was supposed to do...and for the past five years or so I've been trying to get back on track.
My A1C is still high though. My main problems seem to be feeling low when I'm not (I'll feel low at 120 sometimes) and not feeling sick when I'm high. (I'll start to feel icky when I'm in the 400s). Does anyone have any advice on how to fix this? I really want to get this under control...but I'm kind of at a loss as to what I need to do. View Thread
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