For every diabetic a meal with pasta in it wrecks havoc on ones blood sugar. As an endurance athlete pasta is my main meal at least three nights a week, this make blood sugar control that much tougher. With last nights dinner I wanted to try something new, my blood sugar was great all day so i felt that I could try something new and if it didn't work it would be ok.
Eating Dreamfields pasta makes it a little bit easier when it comes to covering my pasta meals with insulin. I will usually take two units of insulin before my meal, two units an hour after my meal and another two units two hours after my meal. This system usually works out quite well, I will have an occasional high or low but nothing crazy. Last night I decided to try a square wave bolus, I would take seven units of insulin over a two hour period. I did this hoping that the insulin and pasta would cancel eachother out. As the night went on I was shocked that my pump never beeped letting me know my blood sugar was over 156, as I fell asleep I hoped for the best but expected to be woken up by a beep at some point in the night. I was happy that I did not wake up until my alarm went off at 5:33am, as I got out of bed I thought that my CGM was off and my blood sugar must be around 200. My CGM has been mad at me all day because of this, I even think it asked me "When will you trust me?" I now have to buy my CGM flowers and take it out to a nice dinner. When I tested my blood sugar I was at 97 and my CGM read 103, I was in shock.
As I carb load in preparation for the marathon my hope is that the square wave bolus works as well as it did last night. This may not be the best time to be trying new things but after last nights performance I have to stick with the hot bolus and trust it. It is almost like the 2001 Patriots with Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady, the square wave bolus is Tom Brady and I hope that it take me to
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