Yes. Syringes and the dangerous math of converting humalog ratios to incorporating long acting. Oy vey been amany a moon but can be done thank you!
I wish you best of luck!
I try and stay under 120 carbs per day, though I do occasionally sin with pancakes or French toast on a Saturday. 25 carbs each pancake (2), 53 carbs for 1/4 cup real maple syrup.
I hear that! My sin carbs are for a white mocha from Starbucks, whenever I’m lucky enough that someone “gifts” it lol. 62 carbs
I completely understand your frustration. I’ve had T1D since age 10 (42yrs) and done shots and the pump off and on for a since 2002. I recently went back onto the pump ( 670G ) because I got tired of doing 6-8 shots a day to stay in relatively good control. I still have to check my bs several times a day for calibration and good control of my diabetes (which I don’t like), but I have been able to get my A1C down from 7.5 to 6.5 since going back on the pump in May. I’ve had my share of frustration w the pump too though, due to kinked cannulas, bad sensors and my pump alerting me for a variety of reasons, but I feel I am under better control w a lot less low bs, which is my biggest fear, especially while sleeping. Diabetic supplies are very expensive and if you need help w insulin contact Eli Lily and other pharmaceuticals to see if they can help you. ReliOn meters at Walmart and their strips are fairly inexpensive and are rated pretty good. Also if you can participate in clinical research trials for T1D, they often give you supplies while in the study, plus you can make good money. Good luck!
I am 54 now, I’ve always done shots, currently use Lantus as background insulin and Humalog pens, I’ve always resisted going onto a pump as I feel shots are better for my active lifestyle. I was diagnosed when I was 18, I then relocated to the U.S. in my 40s and had to get used to a whole different system of healthcare management, I guess what I’m trying to say is that every day is a challenge, we all know that but it is precisely because of who we are that we can deal with these challenges. You should have no problem going back to shots, your Endo should help you, the one thing about this disease is that we can take control of it ourselves and I’m sure you will too. Good Luck, I hope everything works out for you.
Thank you! Hope to be able to see a Dr soon. Fighting for Medicaid at the moment.
What’s your a1c? How many shots a day do you take?
I take two shots of Lantus a day, 32 in the a.m. and 35 in the evening. I then use a sliding scale for the Humalog pens. My last A1C was 7.5, not ideal but a huge improvement on what it was four years ago when I went on this regimen. I keep a pen with me at all times, I may take anything between 7 to 10 shots a day of varied amounts and I use the Freestyle Libre sensors to give me a constant readout of my sugars and the reader also shows the trend so I can anticipate highs or lows before they happen. This has led to much better control. I’m not sure if Medicaid will have access to all these but they should get you access to insulin for shots as it’s more cost-effective for them than pumps.
I HAVE Meditronic pump supply If you pay shipment, then I can send you 3 months supply free Stephen firstname.lastname@example.org I live in San Francisco area or you can pick up supply free.
Oh my goodness! You are a SAINT!!! I’m going to PM you.