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The morning high-low

Up until about a month ago I had big problem controlling my post-breakfast and pre-lunch blood glucose. I would take 18 units of Levemir and 6 units of Novolog, wait 15 minutes, and then eat breakfast. Breakfast for me is a rotation of whole wheat toast, egg beaters, Morning Star meatless breakfast patty, steel cut oats, or Scottish oatmeal. None of my portion sizes exceeded 60g of carbohydrate but my post-breakfast 2 hour BG would almost always be high; between…

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Too much of a good thing?

Diabetes 365 Project - Day 1 Last week of injections., originally uploaded by Jillian919. Jillian's photo reminded me that I meant to post about my trip to the endo yesterday. He downloaded the data from my glucometer, looked at the long series of low readings ( my before meal BG is somewhere before 50 and 70 ) and said, "How much insulin are you taking".<br /> Err... 18 units of Novolog daily ( 6 per meal ) and about 40…

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Ouch!

Ouch!, originally uploaded by Khürt. I can not live without insulin. My pancreas is under attack from my immune system which is slowly wiping out the insulin producing cells. To live, I must inject insulin before EACH meal. Three times a day. Forever, Until they find a cure. And yes, it does hurt (sometimes).…

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High low! High Low! It's up and down we go!

Recently I have been noticing some odd BG behavior. Last weekend while on the way to my daughters dance recital (she's 6 and a little princess) I experienced a low of 37. I normally check my BG before and about two hours after each meal but I started to feel odd about an hour after eating. My wife was driving and I noticed that I was feeling hot and sweaty even though the car A/C was set for 60. My…

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Diabetes survival gear

Shortly after I was diagnosed I was given a free meter by the hospital. It was a big bulky thing that required a bucket of blood and a day to register a reading. Since them I have purchased the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter (one for home and one for travel) from Abbott Laboratories. It take readings in about 7 second and require but a tiny drop of blood for a reading. My endocrinologist has software into which he can…

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