Friday, 15th June 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast5.7Weetabix, Banana, Skimmed Milk10
Lunch4.3Tortilla Wrap with Chicken, Lettuce and 1 x Banana3
Tea5.6Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chicken, Mashed Potato. 2 x Wholemeal Roll15
10.40pm10.6Duck Pancakes38 (gl)

I seemed to have got the lunch insulin amount right as I was not hungry until teatime and was still at 5.7. That’s the positive. I was a bit low before lunch so will adjust to 9 units of insulin tomorrow morning as I also plan to fuel the metabolism by doing 20 minutes on the bike just after breakfast.

But first I must fess up about my nighttime reading of 10.6. I had a long-standing engagement to go to The Pavilion at Iveston as part of a fundraiser for The Labour Party, which I represent on Durham County Council. I decided it was too much of a risk to eat randomly and much later on than usual so had my normal evening meal. I couldn’t miss the night as it was £30 for a ticket that I paid for some time ago whilst still a sinner.

I initially took 9 units and had bought myself some brown rolls. They were awesome. I had to have another. Bad move. The potato I ate was also larger than normal so I think I miscounted. I took another 6 units for 15 in total. At the Pavilion I passed on 3 of the 4 courses before enjoying a few duck pancakes. I thought I’d be fine as the pancakes were the thinnest things ever and were virtually transparent. I ate a few and left before the last course. I hoped not to get punished too hard and hoped for an approximate reading of 8 but these series of smaller errors bit me and I was punished with a 10.6 reading at 10.40pm. Damn.

So I took 38 glargine units and headed upstairs feeling upset and like I have ruined a good day. Tomorrow will be better and will include 20 minutes of bike work, perhaps more and I will eat perfectly, not letting poor decisions and a multitude of errors spoil things.

Angela Rayner MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education was the guest speaker and here is a photo of her speaking to everyone.

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