Insulin and injection

Hi everyone! Boy did I have a scare this morning. About 50 minutes into my 10unit morning long-acting Lantus, I, all of a sudden, felt very faint and weak. Sure enough, by blood was @ 46!! I guzzled some O.J. and it quickly rose. My endo thinks I hit muscle instead of fat!
Anyway, I am continuing my regimen as usual. I am NOW prepping for my CGM!
My blood was 260 about 35 minutes after my first bite of breakfast. Is that too high??

You may have “over-guzzled” - it’s tempting to eat or drink everything in sight when you’re low (been there, done that many times). If you took rapid acting insulin with breakfast you may have some on board that hasn’t gotten to work yet. If it were me I would check with my endo, who is familiar with my regimen, for guidance - give them the details about what insulin you took and when, as well as how much juice and other foods. They’ll use that to advise you. I would suggest drinking some water in case you have ketones, to wash them out of your system.

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Thanks, as always, Dorie! I am drinking water as we speak. And, yes, I did over guzzle! Oops.

Basal insulin
Over-guzzling - the diabetes vocabulary goes on and on🤪! Keep us posted on how you’re doing. I hope things are back to normal soon.

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THANKS! I just checked 3-hour post meal number…135! I’m good, thanks.

Dorie when you say check with your endo ( this is my opinion ) They don’t know jack. For them its text book answers. I have been a diabetic for 52 years and in good health. For a good portion of those years I have been going to the Joslin not much satisfaction there. I use them as tools to get my scripts and what not. Have not met an endo yet that I have any faith in. WOW talk about going off the beaten path. SORRY. No faith in endos

I’ve had very good experience with my endos. I’m sorry to hear about yours. Thankfully it sounds like you know what you’re doing, which is great.
The important thing is to learn how our individual body responds so we can “be our own doctor” (a term frequently used in the forum); but even doctors need training to learn, and sometimes I do turn to mine for advice and guidance - you might say a “second opinion.” Especially important for someone who is newly diagnosed and trying to get the hang of things.
Have you ever spoken with a nurse educator? While the doctor may be knowledgeable about, say, what the devices are and what they do, a nurse educator may have more in depth knowledge about how they work and might do training (I’ve revised my thinking on this from earlier posts).
I’m surprised to hear about your experience with Joslin - I’ve always thought they were the gold standard. @Dennis - any thoughts?

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Luckily for me - not for her - my Endo is T1D

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That’s definitely lucky for you! I love it when we find anyone in our orbit with personal knowledge about T1D!

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I’ve had mixed experiences at Joslin, but overall positive. I loved my whole team in pediatrics, especially my diabetes educator and the phlebotomists. I’ve also had good experiences with all of the nutritionists I’ve seen, both in pediatrics and adult medicine. I’m not crazy about my current endo, She seems knowledgeable but I don’t feel like she really listens to me and she can be hard to reach when I need scripts and the like. After leaving pediatrics I went through a few nurses I wasn’t too sure about. I especially disliked the team of nurses helping me through my pump transition. But I’ve finally found a new diabetes educator who’s really great. She’s been especially supportive during my transition back off of the pump. I’ve seen her 4 times since making the decision in December and she’s been very helpful with figuring out my new insulin regimen (taking lantus twice a day now). I recently started seeing one of the behavioral health specialists, too, but jury’s still out.

I agree with @wadawabbit. Someone who’s been newly diagnosed needs guidance while they learn to figure out this really complex disease. Yes there are a lot of doctors out there who don’t really understand diabetes, but instead of telling diabetics to ignore their doctors, we should be helping them advocate for themselves and find an endo that specializes in diabetes and really understands it.

@HopeFloats2020 I’m glad you were able to quickly find an endo that understands and that you trust. Too many are left to just fend for themselves after diagnosis.

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@bsteingard thanks! Though I am not 100% sold just yet but the fact that my Endo is also a T1D patient as well, keeps me in her favor!