This morning I woke up to a sensor fail- so annoying. I hate changing my sensor and my insulin pump. It doesn’t even take that long bit it’s such a pain! Once I checked my blood though, my sugar was really good! I guess it was the healthy dinner I had last night. I love these kinds of mornings 🙂
Morning BS reading: 134!!!
Breakfast: Avocado Egg in a hole (I scrambeled the egg before I filled the avocado halves because the last time I tried this recipe the yoke slipped down the side of the avocado and spilled everywhere)
-1 whole avocado halved and pitted: 0 carbs
-1 scrambled egg (didn’t even use the whole egg, I had about 1/3 left in my bowl after I finished scooping egg into the avocado): 0 carbs
Post Meal BS reading: 291 (not sure why I went up so high- I literally ate no carbs)
I decided to visit my grandfather today. He loves Subway sandwiches so I picked up a couple for us on my way to see him. His favorite is the Spicy Italian sub with double meat and light vegetables. I went for my usual, the Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham sub. I alternate between that one and the veggie patty sub. The Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham sub has 280 calories and 46 grams of carbs. But since my sugar went so high after breakfast, I decided to only eat half the bread.
Mid-day BS reading: 222
Lunch: 6 in Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham Subway Sandwich
-1 six inch subway sandwich with only half the bread: 23 carbs
Sure doesn’t look like the commercials huh?
Post meal BS reading: 229
I haven’t really been running as often as I’d like, so I met a friend at the Santa Monica College Track and alternated between running laps and climbing stairs. It’s good to workout with a friend because it doesn’t even feel like working out. Before I left my BS was 212. After an hour of exercise (I shut off my pump about 1/3 into the workout) my BS was 112. I felt great and excited to eat dinner.
Dinner BS reading: 160
Dinner: Grilled tri-tip with stuffed mushrooms over lettuce
-3 oz tri tip marinated in Italian dressing and grilled 5 minutes on each side: o carbs
-4 stuffed mushrooms (I ate another one after I took the picture): 10 carbs
-full plate salad: 0 carbs
Post meal BS reading: 197
Such a wonderful and positive day today. I tried a new delicious breakfast, visited with my grandfather, met with both Meg and Dr. Peters and had a fun workout. Dr. Peters says I’m doing better (she even said I could write that in my blog)!! She adjusted my pump settings slightly and is happy with my progress. I couldn’t get an a1c test this time, but maybe I can do one next time. I also learned today that I need to count 10 grams of carbs for every cup of coffee I have in the morning. That might be why my sugar goes up so high even if I don’t eat any carbs for breakfast. Looking forward to tomorrow. Haven’t decided what I’m doing for breakfast, but I’m definitely going running again 🙂
When I only have eggs for breakfast I have to give myself a bolus, I don’t get why.
Also why do you have to bolus for a cup of coffee? Do I need to for Diet Coke?
Keep up the great work, I love your blog !!!!
So what dr peters told me is that the caffeine stresses your body and raises your BS by 50. So in the morning I need to bolus 10 grams of carbs for each cup of coffee. Not at night tho when you’re more sensitive to insulin. Now that I think of it my sugar is always high after breakfast regardless of whether or not I eat carbs.