frustrated again

By allen405 Latest Reply 2014-07-23 10:52:44 -0500
Started 2014-07-22 13:10:18 -0500

Ok, still hate diabetes, seems no matter what I do I can't get ahead of it. A lot of times it still pisses me off. This is my morning today:
B.G. 191
Menu: 2 pieces of wheat toast with butter 14 carbs each
1 cup raspberries 14.9 carbs
20 oz cup coffee with mocha creamer 15 carbs
now this is my math. I use 100 as my base BS so I take 91+60 (carbs)=151 divided by 15(Carb count)=10.06 units to take. So for good measure I took 11 units. I checked my BS 2 hours later and it was 246. What the heck!?
I got another A1c test this sat. and I'm most likely gonna be in the 9's still.

8 replies

allen405 2014-07-23 10:52:44 -0500 Report

Today I had a Vemma bod-e shake 24 carbs and 16 protien. Hey a little off topic, what happen to the app, I can't find it in the play store

HelloKristi 2014-07-22 19:07:39 -0500 Report

Add fiber and protein to your morning routine. Try to eliminate any carbs you can. I find that if I keep a good amount of fiber in my meal that my bs doesn't spike. Fiber is our friend!!

Type1Lou 2014-07-22 18:32:22 -0500 Report

I've been pumping since 2011 and it does all my bolus calculations for me. I have different carb to insulin ratios depending upon the time of day. It looks like you are using a 15 grams of carb to one unit of insulin ratio. You bolused 4 units to cover your meal and 7 units as a correction factor to attempt to get your BG back to your target of 100. Am I interpreting this correctly? Has your doctor told you what your insulin sensitivity factor is? This is defined as how much one unit of insulin lowers your blood sugar. Gary Scheiner, in his book "Think Like a Pancreas" has a chart that shows what a person's insulin sensitivity factor is based on the total amount of bolus and basal insulin used daily. You may also need to revisit/revise your carb to insulin ratio. I have to agree with Nick that your breakfast seemed carb-heavy. I've found that by reducing the carbs I eat, I have better BG control. That said, there are times when my BG readings make no sense to me either and I understand it can be frustrating.

allen405 2014-07-22 16:13:20 -0500 Report

that's most mornings as far a the diet goes.

Nick1962 2014-07-23 08:27:06 -0500 Report

I know it’s hard to break old routines, especially food, but I’m thinking if you’re not going out and being reasonably active after a breakfast like that, you may be overdoing things. If I may, I might suggest maybe one slice of toast and an egg, cut back a little on the fruit and try to get that 20 oz. coffee to last the whole morning. Just my 2 cents for what it’s worth.

Nick1962 2014-07-22 14:19:40 -0500 Report

Allen, I won’t even touch the calculations since I’m not a T1. My question is, what are you doing in the morning that you need that many carbs (and seemingly no protein or fiber)?