Jen's Blog – March 2011 Archive (6)

I've been sticking to this lower-carb thing for about two weeks now. Minus 2-3 days when spring break ended and I started back to work and school. It's much easier to do this type of thing when I'm a…

I've been sticking to this lower-carb thing for about two weeks now. Minus 2-3 days when spring break ended and I started back to work and school. It's much easier to do this type of thing when I'm at home all day and have lots of time to think about what I might eat at the next meal then when I'm having to grab breakfast fast to get to work on time and knowing that around noon I'll be rushing from one job to the next and need something I can eat "on the go" since I won't have anywhere to sit,… Continue

Added by Jen on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Starting to pay off it seems!

I had 131g total today, and am set to have a TDD of about 35 units when midnight rolls around. :)



My blood sugars this afternoon onwards have been awesome! I lowered my basal rates a bit since I woke up low today, but I will wait another day before touching anything else. I think if I didn't eat every few hours I would be going low, though, so may change my I:C ratio a bit tomorrow.



Overall this afternoon was awesome, I hope that it keeps up like this!



10:29 -… Continue

Added by Jen on March 20, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Good day for a bad site, it seems

Well, fell off the bandwagon at dinnertime, I ate out and it was definitely not low carb, although I have eaten it many times before and so know how much to bolus so that I don't tend to go too high. But fate decided today was a good day for a new site to fail, so I'm now going through the site change and injection routine.



Tomorrow is a new day ... Ironically I still only ate 140g of carbs today, but since 90 were at one meal that's not really so great.



10:37 - 4.7 (85) -… Continue

Added by Jen on March 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Today's blood sugars

Well, this is my second day doing the lower-carb thing. My blood sugars are still frustratingly inconsistent but at least the swings aren't quite so huge. Today I had 135g of carbs (and resisted a HUGE craving for sushi!) if I include the Skittles I ate. One great thing is that yesterday and today I only took about 42 units total, compared to around 55-65 before. Today about 10 units of that was used in corrections which is way too much, but hopefully something will start making sense sometime… Continue

Added by Jen on March 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

A brainwave about carbs (for me!)

You know, I've been thinking a lot lately about carbs. I have never done the completely low-carb thing but when I was in better control I did try to limit myself to below 200g a day. Lately I have not been doing that and have been griping about how much work it is, especially when I'm out of the house for about 50% of my meals. I have started being careful about reading labels and/or looking up foods to count the carbs, but haven't been limiting at all.



A friend of mine was recently… Continue

Added by Jen on March 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Completely uncontrolled

My blood sugars are so out of control. For the past month or more they have been horrible even though I am really, really trying. I am exercising regularly and being careful about food and still I am having such random highs and lows. I'm lucky if one or two readings a day are in range. The rest of the time I'm either up in the teens or down in the 2s, especially as of late.



About a week ago I tried going off the pump, with the idea that somehow getting back to the basics (and fewer… Continue

Added by Jen on March 11, 2011 at 6:55pm — 13 Comments

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