When D-Instincts Go Right…

diabetes logbook in excel
Logbook courtesy of Kevin

I had an awesome day on Wednesday.

Started out a little high (179 mg/dl), dropped into range and stayed there most of the day. I had three lows, two of them at terribly inconvenient times (before basketball and before my drive home). The rest of the day was awesome feedback that I was doing things right.

I ended the day with a homemade fruit smoothie.

That I didn’t bolus for.

Yep, that’s right. I had over 50 grams of carbohydrates, and didn’t take any mealtime insulin for it.

I just had a feeling…I call it D-Instinct.

In this case I felt like I had been fighting lows, that I had not been experiencing my normal mealtime spikes, and that I worked real hard at basketball for the second day in a row.

It worked out great, this time. I started at 88 mg/dl. A little more than an hour later I was at 111 mg/dl. Three hours later I was at 148 mg/dl. I ended up landing at 132 mg/dl much later in the night. Not too bad!

Don’t worry though – I have another post coming up soon that covers the other side of this coin…

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…