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1/23/14 1:15 A

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Congrats to your BF on being able to get such good results so quickly......

Way back many years ago, I complained to my doctor that I was having "low" symptoms and my readings were still way over 7 (Canadian)..... she told me that the body does have to adjust to the new "normal" and it should even out over time. It did.......

I agree, that he should still continue to take his BS readings because they could swing quite dramatically throughout the day.... Even though I am taking insulin, I usually just take my readings in the morning, but if I feel dizzy, weak, nauseous, have a cough or cold, etc., I will take extra readings until this get back to normal.....

Best wishes to the both of you and please do keep us up to date.....

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1/17/14 1:17 P

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Yw! :)

I understand being leery that it could be to good to be true. Just keep your faith that everything is fine! His body is probably in shock because it was so out of whack and now things are normal and his body is taking time to adjust. Just make sure he's still getting his proper nutrition and doesn't fall back into the bad habits just because his diabetes is "Better". Does he keep checking his BS still? If not, he might want to just to make sure that he's not getting unexpected highs without knowing about it, which might be what's making him feeling crummy.

I'm currently on Lantus.. once a day. But I take it everyday at 5:30pm because I have insomnia, and never know when I'm going to bed. So we just picked that time of day so I know I'll be taking it at the same time everyday. My BS is all over the place. I'm really not having a consistent morning fasting. So Your BF is extremely lucky things went so well for him so quickly. Keep us posted how he's doing! Don't panic or worry yet, give his body a little time to try to adjust and hopefully he'll start feeling more normal in the coming days!

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1/17/14 7:58 A

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Thanks Bobbimarie!

He never even got that high on the insulin and he never took any short acting insulin, only the one long acting injection before bed. I think his highest dose was 26 units. I'm just amazed at how fast it happened. And with my suspicious nature, I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop. But blood sugars between 120 and 180 are sure a vast improvement over the 280 to 350 range!

I just wish he felt better :-/ The NP wants to see him again at the beginning of March. If he's not feeling better by then, I have no idea what she'll suggest, but we'll have to do something.

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Hello!
That is totally awesome that your BF is doing so well after a short period of time. I've recently started insulin back in Nov. and I am currently taking 34 units of insulin. Which I'm sure will go up because I'm stilling having a hard time getting my morning fasting number down to around 130. Plus, their talking about starting me on meal time insulin. So that is great that He has been so successful. Everyone is different, so maybe the combination of his diet and losing weight just evened everything out for him. His NP is probably right, his body is probably still adjusting to things being normal again. Give it a little time and see how things go!
Let him know he's doing awesome and keep up the great work!
The best of luck to you both!
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So... my BF went on insulin back in September (I think?) because his numbers were way out of control. His NP told him to start with a small dose and raise it by a couple of units every couple of days until he started getting consistent readings at or lower than 120 every morning. She said if his sugar was at or below 180 at bedtime, he should not take the insulin. He reached those number after only a couple of months. He also changed his diet and lost some weight. He hasn't had a shot of insulin since just after Thanksgiving and when he showed the numbers to the NP, she was impressed.

He still says he feels crappy (like he did when his numbers were up higher than 300) and the NP speculates that he just isn't used to being so low yet and that crappy feeling should go away.

So I have two questions:
1. Has anyone else experienced these consistent "normal" readings in such a short period of time?, and
2. Did you still feel bad for awhile?

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