After heading to the chiropractor, I set my pump so I would only receive .02 units of Humalog for the next 3 hours. I setup the pump around 10:45 meaning that around noon I would be able to headout on the bike. I did have a peanut butter jelly sandwich and a granola bar around eleven. My blood sugar was 179 so I passed on the Symlin. I will eventually have to conquer the Symlin and cycling hurdle but not quite yet. I took 1.1 units to cover the lunch and patiently waited for noon time to roll around. Having spring arrive in March is amazing, I was able to ride in a jersey and cycling pants. It’s a lot better than Under Armor and about three layers of clothing. I would take advantage of the nice weather and go out for a 32 mile ride. For the most part all went well, the only problem I had was when a tourist asked me where the casino was. A note to people who need directions, don’t ask a cyclist that is busting his butt down the road at 25mph. I’m more focused on the road ahead of me and not hitting a rock or stick. Other than that the ride was great, my blood sugar stayed where it should and I arrived home with a blood sugar of 87. It’s amazing how great a bike ride feels when my blood sugar is not a concern.
The evening would bring a great dinner with some very close friends. The Symlin would return to take on dinner; I tested around 6:15 and was 107. I took my Symlin and waited a little bit before eating dinner. The carbohydrate total for my meal was at thirty, just over the 25 carbohydrate bar set for taking Symlin. I would not take any Humalog after my meal, I figured with 30 carbohydrates that I’d be all set with the Symlin. An hour later my pump beeped and alerted me that I was 72, I thought oh crap this is not what I need. Luckily I was around a group that understands my diabetes very well. I quickly was given a glass of apple juice and a mini canoli. Like I have said before I’d much rather be around 150 then 70. Everything started to kick in very quickly and by 730 I was up to 140. A little bit of a scare but this is to be expected with the change that is happening. Tomorrow is a new day and I hope to get closer to perfecting the use of Symlin. As I get ready to call it a night I'm happy to report that my blood sugar is at 110.