I count carbs, 7.5 per unit novolog.
I take 20 lantus when I wake, and novolog if needed to cover my breakfast(protein with carb if needed or wanted).
Check again in a couple hours, snack(protein of course) and novolog if needed with it if it has carbs.
Check again lunchtime, full dinner with approx 75g carbs and 50+g protein.
2 hours later no check but snack of appropriate carbs, if above 100 then no carbs, if below then maybe 20g carbs, at least 20g protein included.
Then check again at suppertime, full dinner with approx 50+g protein and 75g carbs.
Shake before bed of 7g carbs and 52g protein.
Of course each day is different and my insulin requirements are different each day other than the 20units Lantus every morning. If I’m low anytime I adjust my insulin to match my carbs. My A1C was 6.7 6 months ago, 3 months ago 7.0, not doing bad but could be better.
If I take “a lot” of insulin I will die, have to match it to my carbs and keep it around 100 or so.
I also have been on Androgel for about 6 months, at 3 months I was still low. 2.5g every other day.
I am making my next appt. tomorrow and should be in a week or so. The doctor was reluctant to keep me on the Androgel since I am bulking up but my T levels were still low.
I did a lot of damage when I waited with untreated diabetes, we figure about 3 yrs I went. I spent 5 days in the hospital and ended up with a chunk taken out of my shoulder. I was 420 something when I went in and had ketones. They did everything they could but I came through anyways.[/quote]
Good shit man seems like you got your diet and carb counting in control. I met a lot of us who have had a hard time getting the carb counting in check(I went many years off of “feel” and still managed a mid 7 but have been sitting in the high 6’s A1c wise lately) You can definitely still pack on weight and PL with minimal complications(maybe worded wrong?). Matter of fact the stronger I get the better my control is(I sit in high 6’s cause I love to eat, hence one of my motivations for working out-- eat more take less insulin) Im squatting in mid 400’s and got a dead of just under the big 5. Im just under 230lbs right now but got a mean bulk goin. I hear you on the alcohol, I had a mean drink/drug problem for years but been back to my health for the last 4 years.
I lifted throughout my teens(surfed/trained Kajukenbo/Kempo as kid6-14 and skated so I avoided the pump which I was supposed to do the trials on back in the '80s) and had a mean routine which halted due to my own reasons. It is definitely something I wont neglect from now on(health). Hey I know you say you just under 200lbs, do you got the belly? Every type1 Ive ever known had one… the only time my was gone was when I was either on drugs or a mean cutting phase for a fight. But yah, I aint gotta tell you you seem to have your head on… Just know you aint alone out there.