This morning I woke up to a slightly elevated level - 6.1, after going to bed at 5.8 just after eating a carb packed kebab (I'd been out drinking so I ended the night with some carbs to prevent a hypo while I slept). I took my usual correction for this - 1.5 units of NovaRapid and … Continue reading Diabetic Problem #3: Having a Hypo 1 hour before your insulin peaks
So this week is the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week, and I'm excited to say I'm going to be a part of it. What this means is every day from May 11th until May 17th, I will be posting a new blog on a set topic. This will spread diabetes awareness as well as showing different … Continue reading Diabetes Blog Week!
I've had beautiful blood glucose levels all week. Just look at my graph, staying pretty steady and within the safe lines. Do you notice anything? Let's me talk about Tuesday. Tuesday was a good day. We made the 5 hour round trip to Invercargill for my post-surgery follow up appointment. I'd had a delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs and avocado, and … Continue reading EXPERIMENT #4: Pretending I can eat carbs like a normal person
As diabetics, we are told to test our blood sugar 2 hours postprandial (after meals). This is because of the rate of digestion combined with the activity level of the fast acting insulin we've taken to cover the carbohydrates (and protein) in our meal (I take NovaRapid before meals, whose onset is 10-20 minutes, the peak … Continue reading Experiment #3: Testing BS 90 minutes after eating
08:00 5.0 mmol/L (two cups of coffee) 09:00 5.0 units Lantus I reduced my morning basal by 1 unit today - from 6 units of to 5 following yesterdays drop. I had two cups of filtered coffee and then I decided to experiment with 'Bulletproof Coffee' as I was neither hungry nor doing … Continue reading Experiment #2 & 3: Reducing my basal insulin & trying bulletproof coffee
This morning I woke up to a beautiful level: 08:30 4.6 mmol/L I took my Lantus half an hour later, as for the last couple of days I've been injecting it in two equal parts twice a day (6 units at 9pm and 6 units at 9am) because of Dr Bernstein's opinion that 'there … Continue reading Experiment #1: Splitting my basal insulin into two shots