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I'm a newly diagnosed, 6 wks, I'm very strict w/my carbs per meal but Istill get crazy numbers! Any idea why this happens? I'm on novolog and levimir, and I feel Im gaining weight, any advise please?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2010.
Finland, FIN
are you getting highs or lows? or both. Since you are so freshly diagnosed I'd say that it's just that your (how do I say this in english, I'm sorry if this sounds weird) insulin amounts that you take are still a bit off, it really takes time to adjust your insulin so that your sugar acts more like it would with "normal" person.. (sorry for the choice of words). Anyway, since you are now diagnosed, it will only get better from here. Atleast you don't haveto worry about "what's wrong?" and with diabetes you can actually live quite normally like you have before :) and it's not the end of the world. There will always be highs and lows, I have both every week and it's perfectly normal :) just one more thing and then I'll go and be a pain in someone elses butt, don't let the diabetes take over your life, you should take over your diabetes ;). I think of it as sort of ..hmm a hobby like thing of sort. I was diagnosed 5 years ago (and it still irritates me at times but thats life I guess.) Whooops, gotta go! my people need me ;) chiao!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Welcome! I would suggest you are in the honeymoon phase still. It's where your pancreas still produces insulin but it is not a consistent amount. This can last anywhere up to a year or so so please keep up the good work and try not to feel disheartened

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Your levels will also change with hormones so around your period, pregnancy etc

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2015.I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2003.
Commack, NY
Ask your doctor about Afrezza. It's a new inhaled insulin for meal times. Great control, fast acting(10 minutes), easy to use and very efficient. No more meal time shots. Go to www.afrezza pro.com

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Fitzgerald, GA
make sure to drink plenty of water bc this makes a big diff in my sugars. Make sure your meals are balanced especially with veetav

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Fitzgerald, GA
vegetables and protein like nuts, peanut butter, eggs or meat. good luck . Every diabetic is different. keep a log of what you are eating to see if anything is causing the sugar flux

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Winter Springs, FL
keep at it! it will take awhile for you to get the hang of it and find the correct dosage for you.

For weight control it can really help to use a scale sometimes. For years I would eat 2 oz of chips or pretzels with my lunch but cut back to 1.5 oz which helped. As well, I stopped eating sandwiches for lunch and now just eat the rolled up lunch meat without bread.

I've been doing this for 32 years & I'm still a work in progress. Just keep at it. Don't fight everything.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Fort Myers, FL
I agree with****- you have to take control of your Diabetes. make sure to always carry supplies with you.

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