Unless my meter is broken, my BG has been between 5.5 and 6.5 for the last two days every time I’ve tested. Over these last two days I’ve eaten pasta, cheese, half a giant bar of chocolate, oranges, sweets, etc., etc., with no greater care than usual.
Tell us about your great-control-with-no-effort experiences.
Snap! (well almost) 4.1 – 7.4 for me since 7am Tuesday (and yes that *does* include tests an hour or so after eating) Trips to the gym… Evening of beers… Pasta and cream sauce. Artoo is smiling smugly inside his little robot casing.
Pride before a fall! What’s wrong with the occasional 12 during the day perhaps if I had CGM it would be different but since I don’t and my body reacts differently to exactly the same amount and type of food 2 days running I give up at times.
I have had a result though my diet has been analysed and my dietitian has said that there is nothing which she could suggest to improve my cholesterol levels. I am perfect!! Roll on the statins now though.
@mustard – I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a 12 either – I just try and identify highs quickly(ish) and then correct them back down. An hour or two with high BG won’t do any harm but obviously letting one’s kidneys swim in sugar for three days might be less good!
Ah yes @tim but then by bringing your highs down promptly your frying your eyes with PKC-Beta aren’t you… (worse to spend 14 days going from 5 – 20 that staying at 20 for weeks – endothelial cells that line blood vessels are 2.5x more likely to die with swinging levels [Walsh, Pumping Insulin p22]). Damned if you do…
Well I’ve lasted a few years without knowing what PKC-Beta and endothelial cells are (sorry if not copied correctly). I test, I eat, I calculate carbs, I give insulin dose and any correction wait 4hrs at least then test etc. Mind you i seem to have developed a slight blood blister after wearing my new Fit flop boots! Too much walking!
Anyway, so @Tim to achieve this remarkable testing achievement do you feel we should test less and just rely on how we feel .. apart from Lizz with the lovely Lola of course.
@mustard – it’s a combination of the two – plenty of testing and using your diabetes Spider Senses. If I feel weird then I test regardless if I’ve done a test not that long ago – BG might be shooting up or shooting down. But what do I know?
Well other than a bad site the day after I posted about my good day, I’ve had very good figures…
… However, my doctor who was anti me changing hospitals, anti me getting a pump is still resisting changing my novorapid pen cartridges to novorapid vials to fill the pump having ignored two appointments with me & the hospitals letter in September..
I’ve got 15 units left in the pump & only pen cartridges left so tomorrow is going to be interesting! I think I may be the first person to fill a pump 30units at a time from a pen!
Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt…When I changed over to the pump, I used up my remaining pens to fill my pump cartridges in order not to waste them. It takes a bit more time, but not that long.