|Time||Sugar Reading||Food Eaten||Insulin Units Taken|
|Breakfast||6.7||Weetabix, Skimmed Milk||3|
|Lunch||5.5||Bacon, Eggs, Beans, Wholemeal Roll||3|
|Tea||7.7||Roast Chicken, Mashed Potato, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Gravy, Peas, Wholemeal Roll||9|
The main consideration today was trying to make progress in the evening reading. The rest seem well within the correct ranges. So I’ll skip straight to that.
I was starving before tea so had a banana, partly because I was hungry and partly because they are nearly going off as I’ve canned them from breakfast. My tea reading therefore headed north to 7.7. This could be classed as a day of generous eating, but actually I hardly get over 1500 calories now. Here’s a graphic from MyFitnessPal on what I ate today.
As I post this I noticed the carb readings for each meal are 33 for breakfast (and I was told to take 1 unit per 10gs carbs) I calculate 3 for breakfast. Bang on. For lunch, 44 and I took 3. Tea I took 6 before adjustment (see below) and the carbs are (ignoring the banana as that was earlier) 67g which should be 6. 😀
Looking through my tea readings I had noticed I had been coming in high for about a week so action was required. From 7.7 I estimated that my usual 4 units was not high enough so adjusted to 6. Given that I would normally be looking to gain 2.0mmol (from around 5.0 to 7.0 usually to arrive at my target of 7.0 before bed), my standard tea insulin should be net +2.0. If this happened from 7.7 I would (if I calculated right) come in at around 10.
So after working out the right amount for the meal I needed to then adjust for a second time to tackle the +2.0 and down to 7.0 from a potential 10 reading. Therefore I added another 3 units on top of the 6 units to achieve that. Confused yet?
After taking 9 units of insulin I checked at 11pm and came in at 5.8. This was a little low so I took only 28 units of glargine.