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Have you ever experienced this? My insulin sensitivity drops as my bg rises. If I'm at 150 and take 1 unit of humalog, I'll be at 60 in no time. But if I'm at 350, I'll have to take 16 units or more units to be in the 100 range. What causes this?

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Living with type 1 diabetes.
Cassopolis, MI
I have no idea what causes this but I have the same problem. if it's after 4 pm and my blood sugar goes above 200 I can't take enough insulin to kill a horse and it still won't go down

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Mobile, AL
I as well have noticed time is a factor. I can hardly take any insulin in the morning without being low in no time at all. But as well, in the evenings, I will have to take ridiculous amount of insulin.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Unknown Location
Yes, it's common to become insulin resistant at higher numbers, requiring much more insulin to do the same thing a lower dose would do if you were in range. I have to use different correction factors depending on BG at the time, often over-riding the pump because it doesn't know how to factor IR into a correction calculation (because you can only have one correction factor programmed in at a time).

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Mobile, AL
I'm surprised it's common, I've had several hospital nurses argue with me about correction boluses. Even causing me to go through DKA once, because the nurse would only give me 5 units of humalog, though I had argued that I would need about 64 units to correct my number that day.

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