I’ve been trying to be healthier overall lately… Just eating less and making better choices. Diets don’t work for me- never have. I’m not a huge fan of veggies (but working on that) so it’s been a gradual change for me.
One thing I’ve changed is eating earlier/better for dinner. The other night I made this for dinner:
It was super yummy. Contents: spinach, kale, romain, shredded chicken, corn, homemade guacamole, and salsa. I had to swag the carbs based on the corn and avocado so I went with 20, thinking it might be a little higher but playing it safe.
About 40 min later, my cgm starts beeping and I’m 48 with arrows down. Ruh roh. I suspended my pump and downed two juice boxes.
I texted my friend (who has a T1 daughter) and she said that high fiber meals digest slower…so basically my insulin hit my system before the food did (which became evident when I later shot up to 200 *sigh*).
My friends will say “did you square bolus for this” or “dual wave for that”? The answer is usually no. Because frankly I don’t know enough about how foods break down. *hangs head in shame*
I’ve been diabetic for over 21 years. And there are still SO many things that I don’t know…but should. I was dx’d one month before my 18th bday – too old for my mom to manage it for me but too young to know how to properly manage it on my own.
As frustrated as I get when avoidable things like this happen to me, I’m constantly reminded by how incredibly fortunate I am to be surrounded by friends that DO know so much more and are always there for me when I need them.