Sunday, 5th August 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast7.5Weetabix with skimmed milk7
Lunch7.7Mash, Beef, Carrott, Broccoli, Yorkshire, Gravy, Peas, Kale6
Tea5.12 x Wholemeal Chicken Sandwich and 1 x Banana8
11.30pm7.2None30 (gl)

My morning reading was higher than I’d like at 7.5 because of being low the night before and eating. Regular readers will know it’s a two reading consequence when a mistake is made. I thought 7 units would be enough for an accurate adjustment but it wasn’t so I adjusted again at lunch (where I ate no bread) to get back to normal. This worked fine and I came in at 5.1 at tea.

The challenge at tea is to get to 7.0 or thereabouts by nightfall from wherever I start. Currently I calculate I need 3 units of insulin per wholemeal bread bun and 3 units per banana. This meant 9 units for the meal to get back to 5, therefore taking 2 units less to raise my levels towards 7 which is the target range. It felt good to come in at 7.2 before bed and I took 30 units of glargine.

Tomorrow I start a Football coaching course which lasts for 4 days. I will do more exercise than normal so it will be interesting to see what this means for my readings.

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