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Roller Coaster Effect
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txred posted:
I have been recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am on the roller coaster of very highs and very lows. My insulin has been changed multiple times and I am still dealing with this. Is this normal? Should my doctor be doing something different? Because of no insurance I must go to the county for my medical care...very...very frustrated.

Any advice would be helpful. Thank you
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mrscora01 responded:
Since you are recently dxd, you will probably be bouncing around a lot for a while. During the honeymoon phase, your pancreas will still periodically put out different amounts of insulin that will send you crashing, or stop for a bit and have you high.

To learn about dosing, I would get the books "Think Like a Pancreas" and "Using Insulin". You will be better able to understand and make suggestions yourself.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
 
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txred replied to mrscora01's response:
Thank you Cora! I will look for these books! The doctor has told me because I was in such a high sugar "state" for so long its going to take a while to get things under control. My crashes hit me so hard and without warning it has scared me quite a bit. My eyesight has taken a "hit" as well and I have also been told to wait until things are under control until I can go to the eye doctor. Some days are very depressing and frustrating but I keep moving and doing everything I am suppose to be doing.

Thanks again!!
 
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mrscora01 replied to txred's response:
One more thing - this is a great site. There are terrific, supportive people here. But not many type 1s. For a larger group of "us" visit Diabetes Daily There are even a couple of folks (2) who between them have almost 120 years of type 1 experience. Just beware, there are a lot of folks who will push (quite hard) a very low carb lifestyle. Take diet advice with a grain of salt. You will find what works for you.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
 
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lateinlife replied to mrscora01's response:
How did you get a transplant. I was dx'd i 2009 at 59 yrs old. I am so depressed. My numbers are all over the place unless I starve myself.


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