I can do this

It’s been 5 days since my hospital appointment and I think I might be able to keep my Diabetes under some level of control. I’ve gone back to slightly tighter control on how much carbohydrate I eat. I’m watching my calories too as I have a some weight to lose. I am far happier with my blood sugar levels this week than the previous week.

Blood sugar for last 2 weeks
Date Carbohydrate Sensor Avg BG Meter Avg BG TDD insulin
8/3/14 145 8.7 8.9 32.2
7/3/14 100 8.8 8.4 25.0
6/3/14 120 8.7 10.0 32.0
5/3/14 117 8.2 9.1 31.8
4/3/14 155 8.0 9.2 33.0
3/3/14 92 12.0 10.3 25.7
2/3/14 115 9.8 9.9 25.7
1/3/14 155 13.8 14.8 40.0
28/2/14 194 15.2 14.1 39.7
27/2/14 176 17.3 17.0 44.0
26/2/14 150 14.9 15.2 39.5
25/2/14 140 14.7 18.4 44.4
24/2/14 120 N/A 16.9 35.5

I feel there has been a big improvement. I’m very unhappy with how I was doing before my appointment (on the 3rd March). A few tweaks to my insulin:carbohydrate ratio as well as slightly more monitoring have made the difference I was looking for.

My next goal is to get used to the idea of pre-bolusing for meals when my blood sugar is under 7 or 8. This is something I struggle with at the moment but I believe that being able to give my insulin a 5-10 minute head start on the food will help to reduce my post-meal spikes. I was particularly pleased with how my blood sugar was after dinner on the 4th. Pre-meal blood sugar was 6.4, with further readings of 6.2 at 2 hours post meal and 6.3 at 4 hours post meal. If I could work out how to replicate that I would be ecstatic.

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