I feel like I have been MIA lately .. .but I’m still here. Lurking on Twitter and keeping up with a few blogs. I am starting a new job next week, so I’ve been a little busy, to say the least.
I had an interesting conversation with a friend, a fellow DOC-er the other day. He had shown me some screen shots of his CGM graphs because there is an upgraded software that is mainly for doctors to use that he was trying to explain to me. But in looking at his graphs… I saw that he only takes about 30 units of insulin every day (basal and bolus). There are times, albeit very few and far between, that I have taken that for one meal. (I do understand YDMV = Your Diabetes May Vary) but that really caught my attention. I started scrolling through my pump’s history and I average about 75-90ish units per day. What?? When I started doing a low carb diet earlier this year, I knocked that down to about 50ish units per day. I do know that I don’t eat as well as I should all the time. I am keeping my sugars in a good range, for the most part .. but I do know that I should be eating less carbs. And that is an ongoing battle I continue to fight.
Keeping in mind that YDMV… how many daily units do you average?