My breakfast will shift from cereal to egg whites and two pieces of whole grain toast with peanut butter. Today I covered that with two units of insulin and had no problems. A snack around ten will be either an apple, banana, grapes or blueberries coupled with a Greek yogurt. I will usually give myself one unit to cover the snack. My lunch will go from having deli meats and cheeses to a piece of fish or chicken along with brown rice and a spinach salad. Again anywhere from two to three units will cover lunch. Today I didn't give any insulin because I would be on the bike an hour after lunch. My dinners will for the most part stay the same. They will consist of high carbohydrates that are found in pastas and grains. A lot of vegetables and fruit will be consumed as well. Tonight I gave myself two units before dinner and three units forty five minutes later.
As boring as my diet sounds, today proved that it helps me control my diabetes a lot better. Will I still have peaks and valleys in my blood sugars, yes but they will be far fewer and if that’s the case I can’t complain. The change in diet also means I will probably be consuming water when others are having full meals well at restaurants or are eating at times that are inconvenient for my schedule. I know that this is not easy for the people that I will be around when they are eating but I hope they understand why I’m not eating. To be perfectly honest it is very tough to not eat when everyone around you is eating a delicious home cooked meal. In no way am I sitting around in depression because I can't have a cheeseburger or a cookie. I will consume some goodies when the urge strikes but I need to have the strength to make them rewards and not everyday occurrences.
Units of Insulin-36.70
Average Blood Sugar-102