my name is tonya and i am a 37 y/o mom of 3 and i was just diagnosed last week with type1. i went to the er for what i thought was dehydration and turned out i was testing over 700 with my blood sugars...which was followed by 4 days in the hospital. seems i was very hard to bring down.
now that i am home i am very confused. i have asked my doctor questions and still have many more lol. so far, i cannot control my levels for the life of me! i am extremely high in the daytime (almost always between 200 and 400) on and off..higher in between meals of course, and i crash every single night to anywhere from 40 to 80 (once i hit 80 i go down fast in numbers).
am i suppose to take my extra (r) insulin every time my levels rise??? doc says only to test at breakfast, lunch dinner and bedtime, then i can take extra depending on the sliding scale. he just changed me from 70/30 2x a day (34 units) to 24 units of long lasting and 14 of r at breakfast, only r at lunch if high, 10 r at dinner then 16 long lasting humulin at night.
also not sure that if i wake up and am low or near regular (no idea what that is for me yet) do i skip the fast acting (r) or still take it with the regular humulin? god i am so confused. i will be asking the doc tomorrow since i have to call to let him know how the new levels of insulin are doing, but will probably be changed again since i am still too high in the day and crashing every night.
i know people cant tell me what to do with my insulin, but any similar experiences would be great to hear.
in the mean time i am scared to death i am going to go into shock or something until this all gets straightened out!