Cora I think they are TWO seperate issues, mabe sometimes related?
A couple years ago when I was in SHUTDOWN my basal was about 30 units/day and car-ratio of 1 unit of insulin per 10grams of carb. Now I run at 22 units/day of Lantus (11u AM & 11u PM) and my carb ratio runs from 12:1 to 15:1
I started with jsut NPH in the AM thne had to go to 2 R&N mixed shots a day myself. My Am shot mix was fixed and my evening dose was based on test-tape results. About 3yrs ago I had to go to multiple shots a day, now usually 2 of lantus and 3 humalog (pen) pokes.
Last month my a1c was 5.6, so I CELEBRATED w/a pazckzi.......oops 350s to 390s but I gotter down , a little extra did it, the next day I was back on track.
GLAD to see you gals doing this, its NEEDED! While I am labeled as a T2, I am not quite a typical T2, nor typical T1 either. Sometimes I have a little natural insulin other times NONE..go figure?
Had pancreatitis when I was 14 (threatened shots n the hospital) but got better, again while in the Navy but got better again then after a sore throat another bouth of P-itis. With the formal MS dx recently they might re-visit my label??? Both MS adn DM-1 are considered autoimmune and ahving one increases risk of others.
Probably the best way to think of it is I am sometimes on a long honeymoon, then my Pancrease dries up and I become 100% shot dependednt for a couple years, then back to honeymoon mode.......I love the honeymoon mode, its a lot easier. problem is I never know when my body will switch gears, has happened literally overnight!
Well time to GoGo...this is very ahrd to read, espcialy with my new Fresnel prism lenses for the MS diplopia. I hope to get them ground into the lenses later this month, might help.
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