Or they'll walk into a party with some delicious looking dessert but then look at me and say, "Oh sorry, I know you can't eat this because of your DIABEETUS." Out of frustration, I've occasionally answered their statement by saying, "Well, if I really wanted to, I could eat that plus a whole bag of sugar. I'd just need to take more insulin to cover it." But of course, I wouldn't eat an entire bag of sugar.
But a donut? Yes. I can and I sometimes will eat a donut. But if we're being honest, no one really should eat them. Not someone like me who's a Type 1. And not a Type 2. And not even a non-diabetic person! So I generally stay away from them, only eating them on a rare but delicious morning. But it's not my Type 1 that stops me from eating sugar. It's my overall desire for good health.
|Proceed With Caution- EVERYBODY!|
But I confess. Today I indulged. I ate a donut. And of course it wasn't a healthy choice. But, oh my gee, was it delicious!
I took my typical morning shot of insulin- although not a donut dose- thinking I could get away with it by running an extra couple miles during my morning run.
Sometimes that works for me. I notice that when I do a more intense aerobic exercise, even if it only lasts about 20 minutes, it often drops my blood sugar more than walking for an hour does. I think of it like my blood is moving that insulin into my body that much faster. Like I said, sometimes that works. (And I'd rather err on the side of not quite enough insulin prior to a workout, than too much. That's not advice, that's just how I like do it.)
It didn't work for me today though. After a 20 minute run, followed by a 1 hour and 15 minute walk, my blood sugar was still higher than I wanted it to be.
Thanks to my Dexcom, I could see what was happening~My blood sugar was stuck around 180 for nearly 2 hours while I was running and then walking my dogs, and it never really dropped. So, I felt comfortable taking another small dose of insulin to knock it down another 90 points or so. For a while, it was looking good...
Then quickly, it started looking like it was going to go a little too low.
But thanks to my Dexcom, I ate handful of grapes...
|The Grapes of the Donut's Wrath|
|Blood Sugar Recovery Post Donut|