I went to see my endo yesterday and saw the dietitian. She told me to decrease my correction factor to 25 from thirty, but i feel like my 30 correction factor worked really great. I had a really high A1c but I know that the 30 works great. She also suggested that I eat the same amount of carbs at every meal. I only did this when I was first diagnosed nine years ago for a few weeks. I never met this one dietitian before and I don't really agree with her at all. I don't know what to do but I don't want to go against doctors orders either. I don't feel like she really knew what she was doing. So aggravating......
When you say eat the samething everyday what would be a basic guidelines to follow, meaning foods to aviod ect... If it work I am willing to try but I don't know about the whole idea. Thought's anyone?
This is just a temporary thing, Sam to get your numbers worked out. If you eat the same exact thing each day then it makes it easier to figure out your ratios without other variables. It isn't just about avoiding foods, it's about being consistent to make it easier (and quicker) to figure things out. It doesn't matter that much what you eat (though I would avoid unpredictable foods like sugar, pasta, rice, and cereal) just that it's the same.
Once you have your rates set correctly, then you can make your choices about which foods to have in your diet and which to avoid. We are all different on here from people that eat low carb to folks that don't watch them that closely. You will have to see what works for you. there are no "rules" because it's not one size fits all. But many of us find we can't eat the foods above either at all or only in small servings. Some people also restrict high carb/high fat foods like pizza, and other things like potatoes and bread. Some people eat whatever they want but I think that puts us at the risk of weight gain, and using a lot of insulin which leads to insulin resistance.
I don't really watch the carbs I eat what I want and bolus accordingly, I have put a little bit of wieght on, maybe this is why and I take a lot of insulin (I:C is 1:5)
Just a suggestion, Sam, but since your A1C is so high (and you probably don't want to gain more weigh, and already seem to have some insulin resistance - you might want to make some changes in your carbs as well. Many people feel it is as important as having the right I:C ratios, basal and ISF. I agree.
Like Zoe said, doing it that way is the quickest way to figure it out. If you don't want to do all three meals the same, you could try doing one meal at a time. I would avoid the hard foods that Zoe listed. Just remember, you might have different carb ratios for different times of the day.