I have had diabetes now for going on 4 years..it has progressively gotten worse-I use to take just pills then this past year was put on night time insulin to control my high morning blood sugars-after further tests it was determined that I have LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)where I've been a type II but actually seem to be a type I. I now have been put on Novalog at mealtime and I am struggling how to balance the insulin with what I eat. I was first eating more carbs to compensate for the insulin but after finally going to a carb counting class was told I should be eating what I want and adjusting my insulin..no one tells you this they tell you to start taking the insulin and watch your numbers etc. I'm so depressed trying to figure this out-I test all the time trying to figure out how much insulin actually works. I'm taking very little (only 3 units at mealtime, 10 units at bedtime with the Levemir)but I am constantly going low. For instance lastnight I was 186 before dinner, so decided I needed the 3 units, I was having chili and cornbread thinking there was lots of carbs in what I was eating..wrong thats when I dropped to 43. I could use some advice on this..is it okay with the novalog to eat first and wait to see how high I go then take the insulin to bring myself to a comfortable place? Help Please..
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