When it comes to bolusing are you a pessimist or an optimist? I think that for the first year on the pump I’ve been a pessimist because if I wasn’t quite sure of the carbs in a food then I would bolus less than I should have. I recently went to my endo and she yelled at me to bolus-bolus-bolus for all food that I intake!! Since then my numbers have been better especially when I go out to eat or somewhere else where I’m not quite sure how the food was made. I’ve learned that I must bolus a little more than I do when eating at home. And be sure to read the Total Carbs on foods that have that listed and especially to note the serving size! It is really amazing how small some serving sizes are.
A couple of my “kryptonites” are potato chips and pretzels – I love them but must try to stay away because they drive my BG levels up hours later and I’ll wake up with sugars in the 200’s. I have switched my evening snacks to some celery and ranch dressing which my body likes a lot more.