I did my lunchtime blood sugar around 11:45 and was 88. My wife and I would be heading to her parents’ house for lunch. Lunch was scheduled for noon, as noon time rolled around I could see lunch was going to be delayed. I could feel my blood sugar dropping and didn’t something that I rarely do any time in my life. I made it known that I needed to eat and that I needed some juice to get my sugar up. After a cup of apple juice I was back to normal, minutes later I began to eat my turkey burger and a few Fritos. I gave myself 4.1 units knowing that I had a lot of juice and my sugar would rise. The only carbs I had for lunch were in the hamburger roll and the five Fritos I ate. I find funny that my life is so scheduled that a fifteen minute delay causes some trouble. I don’t know if that is good or bad, if I was at work and I needed to stay out on the golf course I wouldn’t have been able to. I have a lot of trouble with that, I know it comes with the disease but I always feel that some think it’s used as an excuse. For those that think that I’d like to trade places with you for a day. The rest of the afternoon would consist of watching football.
Dinner would be around 6pm. As I started to prepare my famous brown rice and veggies I tested and saw that I was 114, perfect!!! I’d go with a dual wave bolus for my insulin. A dual wave is when I give myself about half of my total meal insulin before eating and I get the rest anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes later. The carbohydrates in rice and pasta don’t kick in immediately; it takes an hour or more for them to begin working. I have not used this feature as much as I should, I have begun playing around with it this winter when I’m less active and can afford to be low or high to see how the timing of insulin worked. Tonight it didn’t work to well; I was 55 around 8pm. Lesson learned; dial back the units of insulin given in the second wave. A glass of apple juice and a small bowl of Cheerios would get the sugar back to where it needed to be. But now the real fun begins, did the rice not kick in yet? If so I’ll be around 250 before bed. Only time will tell, that’s the joy of Diabetes.
Units of Insulin-36.00
Average Blood Sugar-122
Calorie Intake-1,284 (wow I don't eat when I don't workout)