Wednesday, 28th June 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast6.0Weetabix, Skimmed Milk4
Lunch5.1Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Beans and Wholemeal Bun3
Tea6.7Chicken Breast, Mashed Potato, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Wholemeal Roll5
11.00pm10.2None36 (gl)

Breakfast to lunch readings were fine. I eat the same breakfast every day so it’s fairly easy to get that bit right.

I should have taken 4 units at lunch but 6.7 is ok to come in at tea, however, I’d prefer to be nearer to 5.0. The key thing is I’ve reduced far enough to not hypo at 3pm anymore which I was doing in early June.

At tea things took a turn. This may sound crazy but I THINK I took 5 units of insulin at tea. I wrote down on my card 5 units but don’t remember actually injecting it. From now on I’m going to inject THEN note down what I have TAKEN rather than what I will take once tea is ready and not before. That removes the chance of forgetting to take the insulin itself.

I tested late at midnight or just after and I was very frustrated coming in at 10.2. I adjusted with 36 glargine but I let myself down not testing at 11pm. It’s very frustrating as if you read my food diary above you will see I am still very disciplined on what I am eating and what I am avoiding. Today the work coffee morning had bacon sandwiches and I did not have any. My mate got a donner kebab and ate it at my house and I didn’t have any. I’m not making food mistakes!

If I did take my tea insulin the only change which the nurse did warn me about was any small change like changing the potatoes I eat (which I have as I went elsewhere to buy them this time as Morrison’s had ran out) and different carbs can react in different ways. It’s that precise!

I’m going back to the Morrison’s veg and will make an effort to keep things as they were. I’m planning to slowly cut the bread roll out of my tea and crank up the exercise. That is next months target but it starts immediately.

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