Man It's Early
Well here I sit at 5:30 in the morning… awake and feeling pretty good, but I’d rather be in bed catching a few more Z’s before the alarm goes off. Unfortunately I don’t think the ‘feeling good’ will hold as I’ve been awake since 3:45. That’s when I fought myself out of a fitful sleep and realized I’m probably having a hypo. I traipsed downstairs and sure enough the meter popped up a 54. I’m now 216 with 30 minutes of insulin on board and a little frustrated that I once again over corrected. Fortunately I didn’t blow it badly, but still I overate.
Recently it’s come to my attention that I’ve gotten slightly sloppy with my diet and since we’re going to Texas to visit kin and friends shortly after Christmas I’m taking some time to focus on calorie/carb reduction. I think I’ve mentioned here before that I try to keep my TDD < 40. I use this as just a broad indicator that I’m hitting my reduced (well actually my daily goal) carb requirements. Yes I realize this is not a perfect system as it leaves very little room for stress or other non-food induced spikes and their subsequent correction boluses. So far this month I’ve done pretty well: 36.6, 35.7, 35.0, 33.7, 35.6, down from several weeks of 45+ TDDs. It will probably take a small correction bolus to bring me down into range this morning, plus I have a prayer luncheon today where I’ll have to monitor food intake closely.
Well hypos happen and I refuse to let them (or just about anything else) rob me of the incredible joy of life.
I see now that it’s slightly after 6:00a so it’s time to get this day rolling. Hope everyone has a totally awesome day!