Ok, so I woke up this morning and my Bg was 60. By the time I was ready to leave the house it was below 40. 26g and 20 minutes later I had it up to 68 (on the meter, not the Dexcom), so I left the house.
I was hungry and thought it a perfect opportunity to eat some breakfast junk. Stopped into Burger King and got two croissant with sausage and cheese sandwiches. (I love a bargain, 2 for $4!)
Long story short, I have been bolusing about 16-20 units every three hours this morning and the lowest I’ve gotten is 150. (56 units to be exact). And I haven’t eaten anything else today.
So I guess breakfast sandwiches are off of my list now. No big loss, but consternating nonetheless.
What is off of your list now that caused no problems previously?
But in fairness to the BK stuff, the 26g you had before leaving the house was a part of that rise too, wasn’t it? You went from 40 to 68, so if you hadn’t eaten the BK, you might have kept going up anyway.
If considering fat and protein. 30g carbs, 18g protein @ 50%, 30g fat @ 10% would give 42 g equivalent carbs times two is 84 g plus the 26 g from early morning (assuming no fat/protein in the morning so as to bump the BG faster) is 110 g carbs which would (for us) be relatively slow hitting. And for us once the BG crosses about 180~200 then the ratios start changing so as to require more insulin to achieve the same result.
I don’t tend to factor in fat in my dosing except for speed (fattier things usually require slightly less insulin lead time/may require more insulin later), but 60g of fat is a lot of fat… like eating 3 cups of avocado (plus all the carbs and protein). I don’t know that I have a good sense of how that would play out for me. Might well require a different approach, such as dosing for some of that.