Virginia Bartman

By: dhtest

Diagnosed 1926 at the age of six.

Insulin

25 units of NPH

3 Regular

2 Humalog per day

Blood-glucose levels

Tests at least five times per day.

“Since I live alone now, I like to keep my blood sugars a little higher-averaging 150 mg/dl.”

HbA1c

8%. “I think it’s a little high, but my doctor thinks it’s perfect.”

Food

Still sticks to basic low-carbohydrate, high-protein and high-fat-the same diet she had when she was young.

“For breakfast I have eight individual corn flakes and a whole lot of milk. I count them. I tested it-I tried 10 corn flakes, and that was too much. So then I eat half a sandwich with iced tea for lunch. For supper I have meat and vegetables and iced tea and very seldom, cookies.”

Exercise

Used to exercise every single day, but now spends all her time in front of the computer.

Complications

Had a stroke and went deaf in her right

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