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Ep040249

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Type 1
Hi I’m new to this group and have been diabetic for 10 years looking to share stories and concerns with others in same boat!!
 

zuludog

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Type 2
Hello and welcome to the forum; there's lots of friendly advice & chat on here!
 

Ep040249

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Type 1
Thanks really glad to be on a forum as I’ve never done it before and think diabetics themselves really understand the challenges so will be good to share stories!!!
 

SB2015

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Type 1
Welcome to the forum @Ep040249

I am glad that you have found us. It is a great place for learning and sharing.
I find it a great place to keep up to date with tech developments, and for the occasional rant
to people that get it.

How do you manage your diabetes, MDI or pump? Are using a Libre?
I look forward to hearing more from you.
 

Ep040249

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I have had diabetes for 10 years type 1 on humalog and lantus using libre finding it difficult mainly managing spikes but overall control ok
 

trophywench

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Type 1
Hiya @Ep040249 - have you tried pre bolusing to attempt to eliminate spikes ?
 

Ep040249

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Type 1
Sometimes - but recommended again so will try it when you are busy working it doesn’t give you the time and focus sometimEs diabetes needs but I will try it - thanks!!
 

SB2015

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Type 1
I have had diabetes for 10 years type 1 on humalog and lantus using libre finding it difficult mainly managing spikes but overall control ok
One thing I picked from others on here was regarding the timing of my Bolus insulin.
I was surprised by the spikes that I was getting after meals when I first used the Libre.
I started to shift my Bolus insulin gradually increasing the gap before the meal. I now have a baseline to work from and adjust it according to my BG. I have managed to reduce many of the big spikes.

I hope that helps
 

SB2015

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Sometimes - but recommended again so will try it when you are busy working it doesn’t give you the time and focus sometimEs diabetes needs but I will try it - thanks!!
I find it is easier doing this for breakfast than for other meals, just because life is more consistent then. That at least could reduce any morning spikes.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Type 1
Welcome to the forum @Ep040249

Lots of friendly experienced folks on the forum to offer their hints and tips, or just lend a sympathetic ear to the fickle and frustrating game we have to play every day :)
 
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