Diabetes 365 Project – Day 1 Last week of injections., originally uploaded by Jillian919.
Jillian’s photo reminded me that I meant to post about my trip to the endo yesterday. He downloaded the data from my glucometer, looked at the long series of low readings ( my before meal BG is somewhere before 50 and 70 ) and said, “How much insulin are you taking”.
Err… 18 units of Novolog daily ( 6 per meal ) and about 40 units of Levemir. He looked at me they way a parent looks at a child that is doing something dumb.
Yeah. Too much Levemir. I was advised to scale back to 20 units ( 10 in the morning and 10 in the evening ) daily. He also thinks I would benefit from using an CGMS ( Resistance is futile ). I am on the waiting list to try one of several Dexcom units he has in his office. He does not like the minimed devices. I did not have time to follow up on that ( I was late for my appointment ) but I will definitely ask next time.