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So I've been diabetic for 15 years, recently...when injecting my Humalog I do so 15 minutes before I eat....yet I still skyrocket. I've changed my pens since I thought it was bad. Still same thing.

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Since getting my CGM and being able to see those spikes I started eating a bit slower.

Give it a try, also start with the protein on your plate and watch out for foods super high on glycemic index.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2006.
St Cloud, FL
Jason, how many minutes in advanced you I text the bolus?

Hi, 95% of the time I bolus within minutes of eating. I carb count so I kinda need to see my plate before "dialing up".

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1999.
Atascocita, TX
Find the trend and maybe you can go to 10 minutes before eating, or possibly 5.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Calgary, CAN
Try to get your lantus adjusted talk to your diabetes team maybe a pump might be best at this point as I was like that as well and now on a pump I rarely go over my set limit

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Fitzgerald, GA
you could be a little dehydrated or your hormones could be different. have you changed sleeping habits or exercise routines? what helps me is to eat my veggies ( I try to aim for ones with fiber bc the help slow the sugar rush) first and try to fill half your plate with good non-starchy variety. then I eat my proteins, then my fruits or grains. you could try eating a handful of cashews or almonds near the beginning of your meal. helps out with those heavier carb meals

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Winter Springs, FL
Was looking through old posts and saw this. I try to bolus close to 40 minutes pre meal. It works better for me that way.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1972.
Gulf Shores, AL
What size pen needle are you using? You may need a longer needle

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