It’s been 3 days with my new insulin pump/sensor combo and low GI diet, and I can honestly say, my blood sugar hasn’t gone over 230 once (baby steps). I know myself, and I know that just having a new gadget to learn and practice using is a big reason why my blood sugars are stabilized. But at the same time having everything in the same place, at my fingertips, and keeping all my supplies on hand make it way easy to keep me checking and calibrating and stable.
Exercise is even easier because I only have one medical device with me when I work out now. I also bought glucose tablets the other day, so I don’t have to worry about lows. Yesterday I spent all day at a theater near my house working as an extra for a movie coming out next year (I love Los Angeles!). I was pretty much standing and dancing for 8 hours with a few breaks in between. I came prepared. I had my cute diabetic bag with me the whole time, stayed hydrated and snacked throughout the day. Overall, I had an amazing day with some amazing friends and my diabetes didn’t get in the way of that at all.
Eating low GI foods has been easier, and more delicious, than I ever thought possible. Grilled fish or chicken with salad and veggies doesn’t change my blood sugar at all. No spikes, just chugs along. I feel better after eating low GI foods. I’m not stuffed right before I go to sleep. My stomach doesn’t hurt and I sleep peacefully all night long. I can’t describe how wonderful it is to not have to wake up 4 or 5 times during the night to pee, or get a drink and then try and fall back asleep again.
I see my endo in a week and a half. I’m going to try and keep up this momentum. I’m also going to meet with my doc’s nurse practitioner and see if she has any tips to staying on track. I’m afraid I’ll lose interest (which is a stupid this to say especially when it concerns my diabetes) but it happens far too often. Even in other aspects of my life, I’ll get organized and develop a great plan and follow it for a couple weeks. And then I’ll get lazy. I don’t want to get lazy. I can’t get lazy. I need to get to <7.