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Re: [IP] RE Eating whatever I want

Mike, I totally agree with you.  The main difference, though, is that I try
to stay away from fats, because they make me totally insulin resistant.
Trouble is that it doesn't hit for a few hours.  I try to extend my bolus
to take care of this.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  Sometimes
it hits 8 hours later.  Oh, well.  I try to keep my head straight about all
of this and not get too upset.  I figure that as long as I have fast acting
carbs with me, I won't get into too much trouble.  I also wear a Dexcom, so
that really helps.  I also started bringing my remote for my Omnipod on
hikes and bike rides just in case my liver decides to kick in and add to
the fun of keeping my bg level!  One last thing in all of this is when our
machinery decides to have a mind of it's own.  Sometimes, I'll change my
pod and for some reason (site issue/pod problem) I just keep on going up.
Correct.  Nothing happens.  Did I count carbs wrong, is it the pump, yada
yada, yada.  In other words, the variables can be overwhelming, so I just
say that if you're doing everything right and really trying, you've just
got to give yourself a break when things don't work out.

And, sometimes, you've just got to eat what's not so great for you, enjoy
it, and hope for the best.  Susan

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 4:09 AM, <email @ redacted> wrote:

> >I wish all of us were that lucky! The amount of carbs I can eat/cover
> >with insulin, and return to a normal number in 2-3 hrs time is different
> >for me at different times of the day. It's about 15g breakie, 30g lunch,
> >45g dinner. My basals and ratios are rock solid.
>  I couldn't agree more. Being diabetic for me is much more that following a
> formula of x amount of insulin for y amount of carbs. There are so many
> more
> variables that affect the behavior of insulin action for myself. TIme of
> day is
> one as I am more resistant early in the day. Weather conditions (I use less
> insulin in warm weather), total amount of carbs consumed (I am more insulin
> resistant as the amount of carbs increases), fat and protein content
> (causes
> slower digestion, thus smaller spike and less resulting insulin
> resistance),
> possible virus or bacterial infections (requires more insulin to overcome
> the
> body fighting disease) are factors. Even exercise requires careful
> adjustments.
> Aerobic exercises reduces blood glucose, but if I really push myself, a
> liver
> dump results and the blood sugar rises several hours after finishing
> exercise.
>  We do the best we can following scientific formulas for insulin dosing,
> but
> knowing how your body reacts is as much an art to treating diabetes as it
> is a
> science.
> Mike
> .
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