Ah, glad it all went well Dave! Sounds like a good plan to monitor anything and everything – it’s a complete chore, but I find that without data it’s impossible to tell what the hell’s going on. When my control goes pear-shaped I spend a week logging everything and usually after looking at the data a wee lightbulb appears – “ahha, *that’s* why I#m having all those hypos!” and the problem is solved!
I’ve heard good things about Carbs & Cals – at £8.67 on Amazon.co.uk (http://goo.gl/Z1hhM) it seems rude not to buy it – but I don’t have a copy myself. I’ve also got a set of those carb scales (these ones in fact http://goo.gl/o5T9K) which give you super accurate guestimates of your carb input at dinner time.
And there’s nothing sad about being excited about good control! I like having good control so my diabetes remains relatively tamed meaning I don’t feel crap and I can get on with doing more interesting things (like drinking wine!)