I visited my endocrinologist over Spring Break because I felt like I was slowly coming off of my "honeymoon." I'd had pretty good control ever since I was diagnosed May 2009, but have seen significant changes, with levels going in the upper-200's and 300's.
Right now, I've had it pretty easy-- 2 shots of a set amount of NPH a day, with a fairly low amount of units. Doc wants to change my regimen from 2 shots of NPH to 1 shot of Lantus in the morning, and then a rapid-acting shot right before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Four shots in all--yikes! I'll start tackling that next week.
Does anyone have experience with changing their regimen to something similar to this? Should I expect to experience some episodes of hypoglycemia as we tweak my regimen? Also, up to this point my regimen has been set units of NPH...is it harder to determine the amount of insulin you should take on the sliding scale?
Thanks in advance for any responses! I've really benefitted a lot from this site since last May!