Blood sugar before bed:106. I took 13 units of Lantus. (I used to be on 14, the endo in UT switched me to 13 and changed me to a nighttime dose, to alleviate the post breakfast highs I was having.)
Woke up at 2 a.m. disoriented and shaky, checked my sugars. 77. I know, not super low, but I seem to react to anything below 80. I think it was on its way down, too. So I ate a Starburst and went back to sleep. Morning blood sugar: 77 again. I usually wake up in the 90s or 100s.
I know this is not conclusive evidence yet by any means, but I am cautiously optimistic that this means the drug is working. If it was working, I would be seeing lows right around now (3-4 days after infusion stopped) they said, so I am watching everything carefully to see if I have to back off the insulin dosage, or possibly (dare I say it?) go off it altogether. I see my own endo tomorrow a.m., so I will be chatting with him about how exactly to back off the insulin (the Lantus? the Novolog? Both? Slowly or cold turkey?). In the meantime, I am carrying lots of candy.
Keep your fingers crossed....