Saturday, 30th June 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast6.7Weetabix, Skimmed Milk3
Lunch5.5Bacon, Eggs, Beans, Wholemeal Roll3
4.00pmN/ABanana0
Tea7.7Roast Chicken, Mashed Potato, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Gravy, Peas, Wholemeal Roll9
Night5.8None28 (gl)

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.

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