I am hoping here I can find some answers for my 25 yr old son who was diagnosed 5 yrs ago T1D. No idea why or how. So learning about it has been a challenge. Doctor just basically told him body parts will start being removed and blindess will happen, etc. The scare tactic, which only freaked my son out and saw that as a death notice. He is about 6' and now weighs 155 which is up for him. He take 30 units lantus at night and varied amounts Humalog with each meal. His levels are always high. His last A1C for 10.3, not good at all. He started just taking larger doses of insulin to get it down, but then would fall to 30-50 and feel like he was going to pass out. The trick we are trying to figure out is how much insulin to match carb servings. He eats quite healthy, loves salads and fish or chicken, avoids sugars, but should he not be eating potatoes, pasta or rice? Why is barley or quinoia better when it still has high carbs? I'm assuming break down time. If so how do you adjust insulin for lower vs higher glycemic foods? Trying to mix proteins with some carbs, as we were told too much protein would be bad and must mix in some carbs. We would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give us in getting him under control. It's been a very rough 5 yrs, but shock and denial have faded and now he is really accepting it and trying to get it under control and living a happy life. Thanks Gabby for your idea.
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