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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Lantus
« Reply #15 on: 18 October 2017, 10:28:40 PM »
Yes, I would read the numbers you posted as "generally stable" across the morning, rather than "down and then up." Technically a change has to be more than 1.7 for it to "count" as changing, BG readings on a meter can fluctuate by at least that much just randomly (your BG actually fluctuates + test strip technology is not 100% accurate).

Reading your post made me wonder, since you don't mention it - do you eat breakfast normally? BGs rise naturally during that time anyway, and a lot of people find they rise more when they skip breakfast. Personally, I'm not a big breakfast fan so rather than eating breakfast I sometimes take a little extra short-acting insulin in the morning even though I'm not eating. By the looks of the readings you shared, it doesn't look like you need it, but it can be an option to keep in mind if you find that to be a struggle later on!
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Offline Blueduck

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Re: Lantus
« Reply #16 on: 22 October 2017, 10:00:42 AM »
Nytquill17,
Yes I do eat breakfast, readybrek and blueberries exactly the same every day, very boaring  but good as a constant. Only a small portion I find at breakfast I need more insulin to carbs; food = 24 carbs, and I have 3 units of humalog.

Good result after your protein snack suggestion, had some cheese and a cup of tea at 9.30 and my lunch time bs was the same as before breakfast. Not quite as filling or appealing as half a cereal bar, but it was a good result.

What I thought was quite a difference then, from what you and Patti said, is not too much as all.......that’s good to know thank you.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Lantus
« Reply #17 on: 22 October 2017, 02:03:27 PM »
Blueduck

I recommend our savoury muffins in the recipe section here http://diabetes-support.org.uk/diabetes_forum/index.php/topic,1304.0.html
If you scroll down you will see lots of variations in flavour.  I think my favourite is Parmesan, sun dried tomato and basil.  At 1.5g carb each they are quite substantial and satisfying and you could even have 2.

Oh and if you made a batch or so they freeze well.
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Offline Blueduck

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Re: Lantus
« Reply #18 on: 24 October 2017, 04:54:31 PM »
Loving the sound of those, Patti, thank you will, will be making some tomorrow!
Cheryl

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Re: Lantus
« Reply #19 on: 27 October 2017, 06:40:16 AM »
Delicious Patti, thank you! ;D
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Lantus
« Reply #20 on: 27 October 2017, 09:24:19 AM »
How did they impact on BG?
Patti


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Offline himtoo

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Re: Lantus
« Reply #21 on: 12 November 2017, 11:20:17 PM »
Himtoo,

Thank you, maybe I am being hard on myself and maybe unrealistic in my expectations. I will try to relax a bit and cut back on the testing.......it’s hard. Comments from you all help me, as I like to be in control and I know there is a limit to that control. I want it to be perfect and I know it really can’t be :eek:
no lovely -- you are not being hard on yourself -- you are doing pretty much what i think all of us do -- strive for a perfection that can never exist-- so that is the reason for saying be kind to yourself --- we are all human and all of us can have off days ( or hours or weeks etc )
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