Finally decided to go back to the diabetic educator at the end of May. Got chewed out (nothing new for me). But she has had me keep a daily log of what I eat, carb count, insulin count, and how much injected. Suppose to eat four times a day (right). S he then had me do carb counting at my meals. 1 unit insulin for every 5 grams of carb. Wow, what a difference! Now this makes about 200 units a day of insulin, but in a couple days my BG went down. The first two weeks the BG average was 135, the next two weeks it was 127, and today (another two weeks) I'm 121! My BG is getting under control after 13 years! I wasn't taking enough insulin. So what is the bad news? For the month of June my daily calorie count was an average of 1000 and I gained 13 pounds!!!! End of June saw doc and he said my daily walks wasn't cutting it. So I pinched the pennies and joined a gym, where I quickly learned that I must get in shape so that I can work on getting in shape! On the third week of going 4 times a week, for an hour each time, and haven't lost a pound!!!! Now they want me to add 400 calories to my diet. What a catch-22, smaller portions, but increase your caloric intake. Say what?!
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