Insulin Honey Moon

By on April 6th, 2007 in General

Wow! It's been over 3 months since my last post. December was the last time I saw my endocrinologist. I was experiencing a lot of "lows" so he recommended cutting out the morning insulin ( I was on one unit of NovoLog ) and taking blood glucose readings two (2) hours after each meal. I instead chose to cut out all insulin and hold my carbohydrate intake to 50g or less per meal. I have been doing this for about 3 months and except for a few mistakes ( incorrectly reading labels ) things have gone quite well. My before meal numbers have been between 90 mg/dL and 100 mg/dL with after meal averages of 150 mg/dL.

I eat mostly whole grains (oat, bulgur wheat), vegetables and lean meats (chicken, fish). I was doing this before diabetes so this was not a drastic change. I occasionally indulge in junk food (Cheetos are awesome!) and my favourite ice cream is Häagen-Dazs Rum and Raisin. I keep track of my food intake using the excellent Calorie King Nutrition and Exercise Manager.