A month and half of good & bad, ugh!!!

By Armourer Latest Reply 2010-07-19 00:33:31 -0500
Started 2010-07-15 22:29:37 -0500

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?!

2 replies

Harlen 2010-07-16 09:19:25 -0500 Report

LOL yep carb counting is the only way for me and it works so well
You may like a pump it cut how much insulin I use each day by 45%
and not having to take all them shots was great too lol
Keep up the great work
best wishesw

Armourer 2010-07-19 00:33:31 -0500 Report

My neighbor was on the pump, she ripped it out and threw it at the doc and told him where to put it. She hated the thing! She said she can manage herself better then the pump can. For me it's carb counting and Quinoa. My insurance won't pay for a pump. Don't mind the shots, but do mind the new roll of fat the insulin has caused and the weight gain.

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