Well today is day 1. I have to admit that even *I* am a little queasy at this one. My diabetes "team" wants me to cut my lantus by 10%. Something that I am not entirely convinced is the right way to solve any of my afternoon lows. The only reason I'm doing this is so that I can disprove their "theory". This is the sad but true downfall of the Canadian healthcare system… We don't have a lot of choices when it comes to specialized care. This is the only diabetic center inside a 2 hr drive from my home. If I were south of the border…I'd have fired these people by now. I don't find "guess and test" an acceptable method of adjusting insulin, especially when deciding to do so on a "one-off" day! Here's to proving them wrong!
So far I have taken a weeks worth of food logs from a "normal" week. I have separated them by day in excel. And done a line chart of insulin, carb, and glucose. I can clearly see the low trend in the afternoon…but more importantly the elevation at supper after correcting the low in the afternoon. The sugars throughout the morning are generally stable (when I don't eat and there isn't much activity). I will do the same with this weeks log, and email it to them. I'm going to guess that I will be asking them to stop this nonsense… Thanks for all the support everyone, I welcome everyone's opinion on this one. Am I just over reacting?
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