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Re: [IP] RE Eating whatever I want

Amen Susan !! 
Anita(who just had pumpkin pie w/ whipped cream for breakfast ;)))

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On Nov 29, 2013, at 10:21 AM, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:

> 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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