Yesterday's good news was that my dosage of Lantus was decreased. Hooray!!! My lifestyle changes of increased exercise and nutritious eating are paying off. My clinical pharmacist said to call her when my fasting glucose levels were consistently in the 80's so we could discuss lowering my dose of insulin.
This happened starting last Tuesday and as of last Thursday, I started having 1-2 incidents of hypoglycemia a day. Luckily, I didn't have any place to go by myself so it was a good time for this to happen. I was able to reach my clinician this morning and she lowered my dose by 2cc's. I thought it would decrease by more than that but any decrease is good. Next Monday, I will have my next A1C and I will see how I'm doing. With my numbers in the 80's to 90's, I think I should do pretty good.
My clinician was explaining how my body may react differently while I was on vacation without exercise which surprised me because I had planned to exercise. I am planning on using the gym at the resort and I'm taking my workout dvd's with me which surprised her.
So, I'm wondering how long does it take for changes in dosage to affect me. I was up early today and ate 40 carbs before taking off for my morning ride. I came home and felt fine. While I haven't felt light-headed, I felt a bit weird so I checked my glucose level and it has been in the 80's all day. I'm thinking that I will check my levels again before taking off for my Bible study group. All in all, I feel pretty good. My doctor said that she will probably decrease my insulin again after getting my new A1C next week but she wants to wait till I get back from my trip to California at the end of next week.
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