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So, ive been a T1D for 14 years. Im now 19 years old. I never really had good control of my diabetes over the years, and as a child my parents would more so react to blood sugars than control them. Through my teens i have been clueless about the dangers of having this disease, until about 2 years ago when i sh*t myself and started getting really bad anxiety because of my health. Thus i started taking much better care of myself. I am using novorapid for corrective doses and 1 bolus during work days for lunch, and novomix 30 twice a day. Since ive been checking my blood sugars loads i noticed and worked out how my insulin acted. I try to get my sugars between 5 and 9 for long acting injections. i would always get a spike to around 10 - 14 and then 2 and a half hours after my novomix by bloodsugars would be between 4 and 10 and i would snack very lightly to stop a hypo and keep them at a steady rate... however, in very recent times it seems that my insulin is being unpredictable. peaking sometimes at 3 and a half hours sometimes 4 or 5 then sometimes it would work as it normally would. But today for example i had a BGL of 9 before my tea and long acting dose. had some green tea and went for a walk.. after an hour my sugar spiked to 14(fair enough)... 2 hours (id expect it to be heading down; would usually be around 10 and heading down) still 14... 3 hours - 15!!.. usually by 3 hours id have had a snack to prevent a hypo! but its still high.. all this is making my life very difficult, and i cant exactly just go out with friends as i could be risking a hypo if it peaks all of a sudden. Any advice? im trying my best to get a cgm but up here my doctors are all cheap skates! i test 30 - 40 times a day as i must see where im heading, and also see fluctuations. i do 2 long acting doses of novomix30 and 1 dose of novorapid to cover my dinner at work(dont have dinner on weekend so dont bolus. My blood sugars tend to very good between 5 and 9 until the spike from eating, then after 2 and a half hours itd be around normal and id keep it stable by snacking lightly until my next dose. I dont eat supper as that cuases high blood sugars through the night but im in a bit of a predicament... i just want my insulin to work as it always has so i can get about as normal! Sorry for the length of this, and i bet it sounds like a jumbled mess but any advice and support would be greatly appreciated. Much love people.
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