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Roller Coaster Effect
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
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.

T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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!!
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.

T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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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