Last night I was low and my wife brought me some juice. I was sipping out of the bottle, but kept drinking, because I really felt low. At some point, my wife said to me, “That’s enough, you are going to go high”. But I knew that I needed more. She was looking at the number on the Dexcom, but I didn’t even look at it. I just felt how much was necessary. Kept drinking until it just felt like the right amount.
An hour later my Dex said 90, two hours later it was 93, then back to 90 when I woke up. So maybe I did drink just a bit too much…
And of course FUD has more “juice takers” than I could possibly list.
And there are a few of you who are unique. I think Kim @TravelingOn might be the only one that is a member here that is a “juice giver” to an adult.
And I think @Aaron is also unique in that he may be the only one that is both a “juice giver” & a “juice taker”.
I am curious to hear of other’s experience where their instinct of taking just overrode what the giver saw or believed based on numbers.
How much do you rely on instinct for how much to take? Do you always measure, or do you go by “feel”. I confess that I don’t measure.
I never need exactly 1 donut. I might eat more than 1, or different bites or fractions of a donut. But I rarely look at a single whole donut and think, “That is the exact right amount for me to eat.” Same with cookies. I mostly take bites out of a cookie and then quit before I eat the whole thing. I just take the amount of bites that feel correct.
How strongly does instinct affect your treatment of lows?
For the “givers”, how much to you let your young-one tell you how much they feel like they might need? Do they call the shots on it? Do you let them determine how much they need?
Just interested in hearing how others deal with their instincts on this sort of stuff.