Thursday, December 31, 2015

So far, so good

My numbers have been in range 100% of the time today.  Dex has been incredibly accurate and my finger sticks have pretty much lined up with the sensor readings.

The other night I tested something: to see if a different insulin would give me steadier after dinner blood sugars.  Typically Apidra works much faster than the protein in my meals, so I end up going low and then rebounding up much higher than I want several hours afterward.  When I gave myself Novolog I avoided the low and my blood sugars stayed much smoother until about midnight.  I then had to do a 2 unit correction, so my thought is that perhaps I needed an extra "extended bolus" for that meal. 

I am trying it again tonight with steak, to see how the Novolog does.  I seem to be dropping from a pre-dinner correction, so I'll wait it out.
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If I can keep having days like today until my next appointment, I'll have a lower A1C for sure!  Every day counts!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

At a standstill

The past 2 weeks 
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 My stats now
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While my numbers for the most part have been nice and well in range, I have been having some highs overnight that are driving me crazy.  I've determined they are not dawn phenomenon, as some nights I have them and other nights I don't.  I think they are related to late night eating, and it seems I may need to not eat after a certain time at night.  Ugh.

My stats are worse than they were 2 months ago, but that's also probably due to the fact that I changed my target range by lowering it to 130.  However, with the random highs I've been having, I feel like I am doing worse and struggling to keep my numbers down where I want them.  My next appointment is in less than 3 months and I am super afraid I am not going to improve my A1C by then.  The next 2 months are crucial since A1Cs reflect the most recent numbers prior to taking the blood work.  I feel like I've hit a wall and am at a standstill, like I'm good at maintaining where I am but not improving.  I'm a bit discouraged since my eating habits have pretty much stayed the same and my insulin needs fluctuate to the point where I am guessing what my basal should be based on what my numbers are doing.  I know I need more basal testing but that has been tricky lately.  I need to just buckle down and get 'er done.  *sigh*  Maybe I need a mentor...I need to bounce ideas and questions off someone.