I am new to Diabetic Connect but not new to DM T2 for which I began medical treatment around 1995. Over the years, my doctor used a combination of low carb diet, exercise and pills. Nothing worked. Fearing the long term consequences of diabetes, I went to see an endocrinologist in 2003. I was age 53. Immediately, this new doctor started an insulin regimen of both Humalog and Lantus. Today, I have a total of 5 injections per day. The amount of Humalog is based on a sliding scale and injected 15 min prior to mealtime. The amount of Lantus does not vary and injected 2x day. My overall goal is keeping my blood sugar within range (as determined by my doctor). Keeping a daily diary or log of carbs, BS, Insulin, and exercise is critical to keeping my BS within range. It is this use of a log book that motivated me to join DC. I look forward to improving my use of a log.
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