Thanks for all your reponses! I've just had a super busy and emotional week, so I haven't been able to really jump on RC that often this week.
So, I saw my DE last week - she too is concerned about how much my insulin needs have gone up. I cried about how I'm struggling to lose this extra baby weight, even though i'm exclusively breast feeding, and all my other b'feeding friends were back to their pre-preg weight (or less!) in only a few weeks after having thier babies, but I'm 13wks post preg and still 8kgs over :'( :'( I also cried about the stupid cycle that diabetes and insulin is: use more insulin, harder to lose weight, need more insulin etc etc.... She suggested I see my GP to get a referral to the Endo I was seeing publicly during pregnancy, who has now got his own private practice.
My DE hasn't made any changes to my rates really (a slight reduction around luchtime, as I was dropping under 5 before lunch, which I don't really mind). She's overall extremely happy with my levels etc, but is surprised and a little concerned about how much insulin this is taking to get there. By 8am in the morning, I have already about 50u of novorapid in my basal rate - no bolus yet at all! She also set me up for an appointment with yet another dietitian - this will be my 4th or 5th one since being Dx 18mths ago - not one of them have really been useful = they've not seen a problem with my food intake; or they tell me to eat more carbs (um, no thanks); or they tell me to eat less fruit and more dairy (which I can't now = dairy free and egg free due to Savvy's inflammation in her gut, intolerance to the cow's milk protein in all the dairy (plus egg) I consume, which then I feed through to her)....I've also seen dietitians to teach me to carb-count - they were useless too, so I ended up teaching myself. So, as you can see, I am not very interested in seeing another dietitian, that I can't really afford in the first place...sorry, I'm rambling...
Went and saw my GP and I expressed my concerns about the insulin usage (granted he knows next to nothing about D, and he openly admits that, but wrote the *indefinite* referral to see my Endo), but he also explained an analogy to me "if you were on blood pressure medicine, and you reduced that because it was more than what your friend was using, and you had a stroke, you would really be kicking yourself, right?". So basically he just explained that the amount of insulin i'm using is obviously the amount i need, and if i'm to reduce that too much then I will run into problems sooner or later.... This did made me feel a little bit better, but I will certainly be bringing it to the attention of my Endo when I see him, hopefully soon!
Thanks again for your concerns and kind words - hopefully it all gets sorted out soon.
Brisbane; Dx 24.10.10