hello_min

344d

i'm a newly diagnosed T1 diabetic and having a hard time managing my blood sugars :-(

Diabetes Type 1 (T1D)

Diabetes Type 2 (T2D)

Insulin Glargine

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  • hellsbutterfly

    344d

    Im sorry hun. Managing how? Too many highs or lows

  • hello_min

    344d

    @hellsbutterfly i've never actually had a low before and it's been two months since i was diagnosed. but my blood sugars seem to always be above 300 and all the way to 800, it's crazy. my glucometer can't ever read my numbers and just says "hi" and i'm always getting admitted for DKA.

  • hellsbutterfly

    344d

    What insulin are you on? What are your doctor's saying? Are you on counting carbs yet?

  • MrClean

    341d

    I’m not a doctor but I’ve found that making changes to my dosage equation myself instead of waiting for my endo to do it is a much better option for me. It sounds like your dosages might just be too low and your body simply isn’t getting enough insulin at all.

  • lillypod21

    340d

    I got diagnosed as a t1d in May 2020, and it was hard. But I do cinnamon. And count carbs. And make sure your doctor is putting you on the correct insulin dosage. Stay away from high carbs for few months. My favorite things were free foods like meats and cheese and nonstarchy veggies.

  • Spiderf1nger

    340d

    Hey pal I've been a diabetic since I've been 12 I'm now almost 18. My method for keeping my blood sugars on track is have a good diet! Not too much sugar focus on the healthy carbs and proteins drinking lots of water. You've got this

  • islandpace

    340d

    Keep in touch with your endo as you adjust your insulin. You'll figure it out and do great!

  • Dev111493

    338d

    Hey I was recently diagnosed. I’m a chef. 28 years old. If you need help with recommending foods for you I can. My blood sugar decreased dramatically after I altered my diet.

  • lillypod21

    338d

    Dev111493 I would take any kinds of food recommendations. I have been t1d for 1 year and half it will be 2 years in May. And I like trying new foods that sound good.

  • Wendiii

    337d

    Honestly, shortly after I was diagnosed I put myself on a very low carb diet in order to adjust to the insulin itself. Once you are able to control your blood sugars with a small amount of carbs per meal (I wasn't doing any more than 12 grams) then you can build up and start eating slightly more carb filled meals. About a year later I eat what I please (within reason) and it will allow you to feel out how your insulin sits with your body specifically. Good luck!!! You got this!!!

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