I'm just celebrating that I'm seeing a lot of nice, healthy, double-digit BG's in my meter window since I really buckled down on the carbs (<= 50 gm/day), figured out my insulin doses and started doing more exercise. Whew. It wasn't that long ago that my HMO's so-called "diabetes expert" had me on an I:C ratio that was all wrong (1:30 when my true I:C ratio is 1:4), I was eating WAY too many carbs and injecting insulin seemed like injecting water, for all the good it was doing my BG's.

Every time I see a reading between 75 and 120 I do a little happy dance. Finally all this effort is paying off.

If anyone is NOT having a happy dance day today, I understand. Managing diabetes SUX. But for the moment, I'm luxuriating in my itty-bitty meter readings.

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That is awesome! I'm so happy you have figured things out!

The only reading between 70 and 120 I've had in range today was breakfast ... but at least I haven't seen any 200+ readings today!

I am thinking I might try going back to eating ~50g a day. I only gave it a few weeks when I tried it before in January, which isn't really a fair run.

Thanks, Jen. I'm sure diabetes will throw a curve ball at me before too long -- or I'll do something silly again, like forget a Levemir dose. But for now it's nice to have a brief respite.

I think it was easier for me to go down to fifty because I hovered at 100 for a a few weeks. Going from 10,000 to 50 would have been more difficult! :o)

I've been at 100g for the past six months or so. I can go down to 70g without much more work. For some reason, I find 50g to be a lot more work. But maybe I'll give it another shot at some point.

Way to go Jean! There are a lot of opportunities for victories with diabetes, one test at a time!

I'm resisting the urge to test myself five times in a row every time it's under 100. It would make my meter "averages" look so lovely, but who would I be fooling, exactly?!

(BTW, you know you're one of my role models, right? No pressure.)

I' glad you are finding me useful! I am the only person pressuring myself about diabetes though. And running. And really anything else. Maybe cooking, I have some pressure to manufacture food that a teenager will eat without snarky comments?

LOL - Good luck with that cooking thing. Teenagers are a tough audience.

Congratulations, Jean. Joining you in a virtual happy dance!


Cheering you on from across the line :) ...very empowering to read your discussion Jean .
I have been finger poke result challenged from the time , while away travelling to and from Waikiki , the warmer weather in Hawaii , managing a cold since home , minor surgery on my leg( basal cell cancer ) and on it goes ...but alive enough to tell the story .

Hi Jean, Looks like you deserve your happy dance. If it wasn't so far from Tennessee to Seattle I would come dance with you. Well maybe not since I have 2 left feet.

Gary S

Hey, perfect! I have two right feet! ;0)




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