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started insulin...trying to adapt
3 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 7:02AM #4
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Please inform about your diabetes to your doctor as its very necessary to manage that

Doctor will eighter reduce your dose or will give you some advice to you.

4 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2010 - 11:33PM #3
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Good luck with the diabetes and the baby!
As a type 1, I was having overnight lows, so my nutritionist suggested things like cheese or peanut butter with crackers before bed. She wanted me to have protein as well as a carb in my system before I went to sleep. That helped a lot with my lows.
If you can, even something like a small portion of chicken before bed might help.
Definitely speak with your doctor about the lows though. You both work towards what is best for you in your situation.
4 years ago  ::  Oct 19, 2010 - 8:54PM #2
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Hi tinkerbell,
Let your doctor know about the lows. He will adjust your insulin dose. You can also eat an Extend Bar before bed, which will help keep you from dropping low while sleeping. Extend Bars contain a slow-digesting form of carbohydrate that keeps blood glucose levels in a good range over an extended period of time. You can pick up Extend Bars at your local pharmacy or buy them online.
Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N
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4 years ago  ::  Oct 18, 2010 - 6:56AM #1
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I seen the perinatologist this past Friday and he started me on 12 units of R insulin and 16 untis of NPH insulin two injections daily 1 in the am and 1 in the pm. It took me a long time in the doctor's office to actually inject; it was so scary, but come to find out it's really not that bad, it seems to be mainly psycological! The low blood sugars should've been what I was worried about! I have had quite a few over the weekend, especially at night. Should I be eating before bed? I find myself stuffing myself at night for fear of going low and I am sure this is not good...any other insulin users with tips or advice on adjusting to this new way of life would be greatly apreciated!!
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