Thursday, 21st June 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast6.0Weetabix, Skimmed Milk3
Lunch4.6Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Beans, 1 x Wholemeal Roll3
3.30pmN/AProtein Bar0
Tea6.6Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Gravy, Chicken, Mashed Potato. 1 x Wholemeal Roll4
11.00pm7.6None28 (gl)

I went to bed at 6.6 on Wednesday night and awoke at 6.0 at 7.45am. This means that at 28 units of glargine I wake up more or less within 0.5 of my bedtime reading and 30 units of glargine sees me come in 1.0 – 2.0 lower. I was 6.6 at tea so took 4 units which I hoped kept my reading as it was. As ever these things range a bit. My night reading was 7.6 so I had 28 units to see what that brings.

I found myself really hungry at 10pm which is quite rare for me. I’d watched a few food prep YouTube videos, but I suppose it was the healthy one of Chicken, rice and broccoli that I wanted, so on the plus side healthy cravings must be a good thing!

I’ve collated my night to morning glargine readings to show look at getting my overnight insulin levels and readings tightened up.┬áThe dates which are missed out are where for whatever reason, either a morning or evening sugar reading was missed, meaning there is missing information. The reasons for these missing readings included forgetting once, dropping my reader down the stairs on another and falling asleep at 9pm and waking up at 3am on another day.

Date (June)Bedtime ReadingUnits of Glargine TakenNext Morning Reading Net Change in reading
2nd8.2328.0-0.2
7th5.8325.2-0.6
11th7.1325.3-1.8
12th10.7385.8-4.9
13th5.3326.0+0.7
15th10.6385.7-4.9
16th6.2324.3-1.9
17th6.8324.5-2.3
18th7.5304.8-2.7
19th8.1324.4-3.7
20th6.6326.0-0.6
21st7.6285.2-2.4

This shows that taking 32 units of glargine can reduce my levels by anything up to 3.7 although this was from a starting point of 8.1. Normally the drop is less. The safer zone seems to be 28 which brings me in at just about what I was the night before. I think 30 might be the sweet spot for me, but this will need further testing.

On the rare occasion I am high (I define this as more than 8.5) 36 – 38 units gets me back to normal with a larger overnight drop. This confirms the 28 – 32 range is where I will obtain a similar reading or minimal drop.

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