I am really happy joeynicole was able to help you on this. But I am also a bit sad and a little bit angry. You were diagnosed 18 years ago. The "medical establishment" has had a billion chances to help you with this and you were let down by the system. What you just found is called the "law of small numbers" by Bernstein. Eat smaller amounts of carbs, you require less insulin for cover/correction and you have less errors/variability. You don't have to go extreme, you just have to apply the principles. I have followed a low carb diet since 2006. I no longer eat a very low carb diet, but I do find that if I keep things about 20g/meal, I can easily meet all my blood sugar targets. And I do bolus for protein.