A long time I came up with an idea to start something called “Sugar-Free Saturday.” It wasn’t a completely sugar-free Saturday, but I was not going to eat things with a lot of sugar like ice cream, desserts, or any other extremely sugary items. I will still eat bread and some chips (which I don’t eat much of anyway), but it was just a way to eliminate a day of high sugar intake that way I can cut down slowly on the amount of insulin that I am using. I also wrote recently about wanting to switch to an OmniPod, but I am too fat because I use on average 150-180 units of insulin a day (yes, it’s a lot, I know). I am doing everything possible to cut back consistently so maybe I can switch at the beginning of next year. But that will depend on the insurance because they are the ones that decide how we live our lives right?
I have been perfectly fine with using my MiniMed Paradigm 722 for several years, zero problems with it. So that is not the reason that I want to switch, I just have found myself with a lot of highs when I go to the beach or I go to the pool because I am in the water and I am not connected to my pump. Then when I come back to the towel or whatever, I have to test every single time to see how high it went up or down or whatever, then re-connect, and hopefully not have to insert a new infusion site because the one that I am wearing fell off from the saltwater. Whoa, that was a lot longer of a rant than I had expected.
Back to the point that I was getting to at the beginning of the post. I am declaring Saturdays, Sugar-Free Saturdays again. Eventually this will hopefully become the norm and I will have to declare just one day a week an actual sugar Saturday.
Have a great rest of the weekend everybody, Monday will be here before you know it unfortunately.