With HUGE thanks to many of you, I told the endo on Wednesday that I wanted to start Insulin. He almost fell off the chair! His comment, most people just want to try more pills. I said nope, give me the insulin. I owe my “strength” to Jenny and so many of you. And I thank all of you for taking the time to blog and inform those of us who are still new at this.
So – I’m injecting Levemir with the flexpen. I promptly screwed up the first night. I was so excited that the needle went in and I wasn’t screaming, that I failed to notice that I only injected 2 whole units – duh!! BG the next morning was 30+ lower – wow. Last night I did the whole dose, 10 units and was at 71 this morning. Tonight I lowered the dose to 7 units. I still can’t believe that I can sit at my dining room table and stick a needle into my stomach. Good grief! If you haven’t done it yet, guess what – it’s not that bad. Really!!
The endo still says I’m LADA Type 1. My latest A1C was 7.3, up from 6.9 three months ago. It’s not awful but I want to feel like I have some control and lead a somewhat normal life. I think Insulin will help me do that, I hope.
Again, thank you to all of you d-bloggers. I know that I know more about diabetes because of you. It’s appreciated!
Meanwhile, the exciting news this evening was a possible tornado in NH. Sadly, a woman died. We lived in KS for 10 years and got used to tornado warnings but it’s still scary.
And, I’m extremely grateful to my brother who is vacationing up here in NH and has faithfully visited my dad every single day. It’s been a humongous break for me and I deeply appreciate it. I love visiting my dad at the nursing home. We usually have great visits but, I have to admit that the break of not visiting has been a huge respite for me.