In the last two weeks, I have up both my morning basal rates by 0.1 units. My total daily basal insulin amount has gone up from 15.0 units (I love when it is exact like that!) to 15.9 units. This morning I woke up at 103 mg/dL and that's much better than the 150s-160s I had been waking up to. I've also had to give up my routine morning cereal because it seems I can't keep from peaking above 250 mg/dL, even if I take my insulin 30 minutes beforehand.
So, this morning I decided to change things up a bit and see if I can keep below 200 mg/dL until noon. I decided to have a whole grain waffle with peanut butter and a glass of milk, a total of 32 grams which is only 1 gram less than my Kashi cereal. So far I've peaked at 150 mg/dL and started going slowly down (currently 133 mg/dL 2-hours post-prandial). And thanks to Sara, I gave myself 0.5 units before I got in the shower this morning, which seemed to help that initial spike after I wake up and the dawn phenomenon.
|Now that's a breakfast curve!
I'm hoping things have settled out a little bit with this crazy weather change. I've got several activities coming up and I need diabetes to behave. Also, I'm getting my flu shot tomorrow morning (boo! I hate needles unless I'm the one handling them.). The last thing I need messing up my favorite season is a pesky flu.