Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yesterday I had a fabulous eating day. I even went out for lunch and stayed within my calorie range (without preparing ahead of time). I felt great and was really proud of myself. Then, my diabetes decided to play games with me. In the evening, after dinner, I kept feeling "off". I can't describe it, but my body didn't feel right. I went to check my BG-blood glucose and found that it was 95. This is a great reading, but it was less than an hour after eating so I thought it was a little on the low side, but I wasn't going to worry about it. Sometimes I get that "off" feeling if my BG is just moving quickly up or down so I chalked it up to that.
Another half hour passes and I still feel icky, so I check again and I an down to 81. I have learned from experience that hen I get in the 78 range, I don't feel capable of driving so I knew I was heading low. I had a great snack of cheese and crackers: carbs, plus protein and fat. I was still within my calorie range, but heading for the top. After 30 minutes my BG registered 80. It should have gone UP with the snack. Feeling more concerned, I had some peanuts: protein plus fat with some dried fruit for carbs. Just over my calorie range, but not by much. After another 30 minutes I checked and had only raised my BG to 84. I thought, well I have to get out the big guns and had a half cup (probably too many) chocolate chips. Now I have blown through my calorie range in all categories and what I thought was a great day, turned into a disappointing one. So here I am sitting in my living room, snarfing chocolate chips like they were water with one hand and testing my BG in the other and watching my calorie intake for the day shoot through the roof. Not a good way to end the day.
After about 2 hours all that extra food caught up with me and my sugar went up enough that I knew I wouldn't go low.
So after all my good work eating in range and being happy, I ended the day disappointed I knew there was a possibility all along that I would have to choose food over calories, but it hadn't happened until now. I know that this one night will average out and I will still have a pretty good week, but I don't like having to make that choice.