Last night was a tough one. My BS was over 400 all night. In my sleepy haze I didn’t even think to change my insulin pump site until an hour before I was supposed to wake up (4am). I changed it gave myself a correction and woke up to my BS steady at 244. Because of my early schedule I grabbed a couple quick (healthy) food options before running out the door. Early mornings suck, but at least I can go home at 3:30 and I have the next 2 days off.
As soon as I got to work, a wonderful member came in with a giant box of bagels. They were warm, smelled amazing and looked delicious. I didn’t eat any, but I could smell them all morning and if I hadn’t been so busy probably wouldn’t have been able to resist.
Morning BS reading: 437, then 244 when I woke up
Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs and half a medium sized banana
-2 hard boiled eggs- they were made last night so Sean and I could both grab something quick and easy before work: 0 carbs
-1/2 a medium sized banana: 12 carbs
Post meal BS reading: 285 and steady
I felt great all morning. I got so much done at work and I honestly had a ton of energy. It was fantastic. I almost didn’t care that I had to come in so early. Today’s lunch at work was difficult to work around. The options were pasta, potatoes, egg rolls, pork, black beans, rice and mushy vegetables. I tried to grab the healthiest options.
Mid-day BS reading: 238
Lunch: pork slices over lettuce and 1/2 cup of black beans
-I put 3 slices of pork on my plate, but it was really really dry so I only ate about 1 and a half: 0 carbs
-The lettuce was good, it had a light vinaigrette dressing that I liked: 0 carbs
-1/2 cup black beans: 20 carbs- I made sure not to overdo it because I love me some black beans!
Post meal BS reading: 264
I was really excited for dinner tonight. I wanted something light and super healthy especially since my blood sugars have been running pretty high the past couple days. I messed up though. I ate 2 enormous pineapple spears that were chillin in my fridge and didn’t even think about checking my sensor or even bolusing and didn’t realize I hadn’t bolused until I saw my sensor before dinner.
Dinner BS reading: 334
Dinner: Grilled Eggplant over salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing
-plate of salad: 0 carbs
-2 slices of grilled eggplant: 0 carbs
-2 slices of gooey, melted provolone cheese: 0 carbs
-a filling, delicious meal: priceless
post meal BS reading
Even though your bloodsugars sucked, at least you did a great job eating and testing. That’s worth something! Hope you get to feeling better.
Also, I hate days like this where you do everything you can and the bloodsugar levels just seem to have a mind of their own.
Thanks stromij. It’s a 24/hour struggle and eating better has definitely started making me feel better. Now all I need to do is force myself to exercise more too!