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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #30 on: 23 May 2017, 11:16:29 AM »
Glad to hear things are going well. I'd be interested in seeing your numbers now. Just one or two days.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #31 on: 23 May 2017, 11:18:42 AM »
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It is early days still so I am keeping an eye on what is going on, some of it is down to a change in diet but some is definitely down to the insulin.

You do sound like you hope that once it is sorted that's it, it's sorted.  I hate to burst your bubble, but insulin doses are never sorted and fixed rigidly.  You will get it right and it may stay right for maybe a couple of months and then something will happen and you may not ever know what that something is, but you will have to tweak and change it again.  So it's not like "I am keeping an eye on it now because it is early days"  you will always and forever have to keep an eye on it.

I'm just going through a period now where I know it's not right, but I am unsure as to where to change it.  Or if it's even  worth it right now as my circumstances are about to change radically and I might as well bumble along and fix it then.


I realise I will be juggling numbers for the rest of my life but as I like my life it is something I am happy to do.


My attitude to my health is somewhat different to others while I am aware of the long term I am working for the short term as well, it is a bit like the old saying look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. My body has been trying to kill itself in various ways for decades and there are a number of things I have to monitor and adjust on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. I know i have various things coming up over the next 6 months which will probable change a lot of things but I will worry about them nearer the time. For the moment I have set myself a target of getting most if not all of my pre meal readings below 7 and I am getting there.


Over the previous 6 months my average BG has been in the region of 14 with only one reading below 10 and that was 9.9 which made me feel a lot better at the time. Over the last 7 days my average BG is 9.8 with a number of tests under 7 so things are changing which is good and making me feel better in more ways than one.


I have just upped my morning dose to 9 units so we will see how that goes once I get it down to a more acceptable level I will start testing as per the page you mentioned before which seems like a very good way to do it.


I am still having spikes after meals so I am updating my carbs spread sheet so that it is more accurate anticipating that I will be going on bolus sooner or later.
John

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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #32 on: 23 May 2017, 11:27:48 AM »
Basal insulin means 'base' get the base right and then you can work on the meals. Until you get into the more normal range before meals it is hard to be sure your after meal results are accurate.

If you want to look at post meal results the important bit is how much you went up rather than the number. I mean if you got from 9 to 13 say that isn't that big a raise but the numbers don't look good because you started high. On the other hand if that 9 went up to say 15-18 then you'd want to look at not eating that (or less of it) and/or adding a fast acting insulin to help with that.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #33 on: 23 May 2017, 11:28:06 AM »
Glad to hear things are going well. I'd be interested in seeing your numbers now. Just one or two days.


Thank you if this works readings for the last 7 days in a pretty graph below  :D


The two very low ones are just my way of recording a change in meds.


John

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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #34 on: 23 May 2017, 11:50:05 AM »
Glad to see they get more and more within range like you said. Plus the peaks aren't anywhere near as high. All looking great. I'm sure you are happy.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #35 on: 23 May 2017, 02:36:23 PM »
I don't like how high the X Axis goes up to!  LOL - I blooming well hope not. 

I can't get a reading of 34 on my meter, it just says HI - have always thought it's very nice to be so friendly, but surely they all ought to say EEK instead ?
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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #36 on: 23 May 2017, 02:40:52 PM »
This one is over the last month and the high on it is only 29.2 and this was an improvement on some I had had before, but I have hidden those months away  :rofl:


John

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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #37 on: 23 May 2017, 05:02:41 PM »
Looks like your highest peak is just under 18, but the numbers definitely look like they are improving!
Patti


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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #38 on: 23 May 2017, 06:15:35 PM »
Hi Patti

Yes the highest peak was 17.2 after dinner a rise of 6 from before dinner. All the peaks come after meals but the rise is not as bad as before.

A question what do you do with used insulin pens just chuck them in the bin or return them to the chemist or something else?
John

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Re: A new adventure
« Reply #39 on: 23 May 2017, 06:37:31 PM »
Just bin them when done with them.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg