Daily food and exercise blog: how I keep as tight control as possible

this log is for yesterday.

Pre-prandial: 5.2 mmol

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs, 1 slice of low sodium whole-wheat toast.
14 carbs

1 hr after: 8.2

Exercise: either 20 mins of elliptical every morning or evening, strength training 3 days a week.

pre: 4.8

lunch: smoked salmon with cozy shack pudding.
10 carbs

post. 6.2

Snack: handful of mixed nuts.or tblsp of peanut butter

pre: 5.8

Supper: Curry chicken, one cup of steamed veggies.
(I don't bolus for this type of meal because veggies do not effect my blood sugar)

post: 6.8

Pre: 5.2

night snack: one cup of raw veggies with phily cream cheese and source yogurt.

post: 7.8

Daily Carb total that i use for bolus: 24 carbs
Average insulin a day: 7.8 units

My blood sugars have definitely benefited from a low carb high protein diet. Protein is definitely key to work into every meal of the day to achieve a balanced diet and tightly controlled blood sugars. The less insulin you take while staying in control, the easier it will be to manage blood sugars.My key is, fewer carbs - more exercise - more protein and healthy fat - less bloused insulin.

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Comment by snowangel66 on June 29, 2010 at 6:50am
i`m a fairly healthy weight for my height :) different days vary, usually if I am having an active day out and about I will be eating much more than this. But this was just a lazy, somewhat inactive day home on the couch watching movies, I never count calories, just eat based on my blood sugars and when I am hungry.
Comment by Rebi on June 29, 2010 at 6:57am
We have very similar diets! I love that you're so dedicated and know how to be the healthiest diabetic you can be. So many diabetics eat whatever they want and shoot up insulin for it - truth of the matter is, that's not healthy in the least. Stay dedicated! =)
Comment by Kathyann on June 29, 2010 at 10:20am
Being a healthy diabetic doesn't mean we all have to eat high protein low carb diets. And taking insulin for me is replacing the insulin that I don't make anymore. Carbs are part of my diet just as fat and protein are.
Comment by snowangel66 on June 29, 2010 at 10:27am
True, but this is just an example of how I manage my diabetes and how I have improved my control. Different people have different preferences for how they manage their diabetes, but I agree that going low carb is definitely not for everyone.
Comment by Gerri on June 29, 2010 at 8:15pm

Great that you don't need to bolus for dinner. Do you exercise in the afternoon? I'm curious if that effectswhy you don't need insulin with dinner. Also curious what do you estimate the carbs were for dinner?

Low carb=less insulin is my mantra also.
Comment by Jen on June 29, 2010 at 11:32pm
Is that 7.8 units a total daily dose (basal and bolus) or just bolus insulin?
Comment by snowangel66 on June 30, 2010 at 5:02am
Danny:still pumping and absolutely loving it, could not imagine ever going back to MDI again. Aside from the expense it makes life hell of a lot easier :)

Gerri: I have found out that i'm very insulin sensitive, and for some reason, veggies do not effect my blood sugar, for some strange reason I do not have to bolus for anything 12 g and under. My endo told me as time goes by I could become more insulin resistant, however right now he thinks that I may have a few beta cells still kicking around.

Jennifer J: 7.8 units daily dose (basel and bolus).When I was on mdi, I took 18 units a day, and now with the switch to the pump I am down to 7.8 units, which is great. However in my 8 years of being diabetic, I have always been really sensitive to insulin, and have struggled with some dangerous lows at least 3 times a week in the past haha. The pump has worked wonders for those lows though.
Comment by Jen on June 30, 2010 at 8:09pm
Wow, that dose is crazy. I have never heard of a type 1 on such a low daily dose (lowest I've heard of is 15-20 units/day, for those low-carbing). Glad the pump is working well for you!


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