I have been up in Pennsylvania for over a week now spending some great time with my family. Along with that family time comes a lot of food. A lot of food means a lot of insulin. I have been going through insulin like it is water, literally. On an average day, I use about 180-190 units of insulin. That’s with my high basal rates, plus my unhealthy eating. Add in being back at home with all of my favorite restaurants, I have been averaging 250 units of insulin a day for the last few days. Some people don’t even use 250 units a month, let alone in a single day.
This is something that I am not proud of, and I know that I need to make up for all the extra insulin used by cutting back on the amount of insulin that I use when I get back to Florida and eat healthier again.
This all goes back to the whole idea of balance in my life. I need to balance out this mass eating and insulin intake that I have been going through this past week and eat very low carb and keep my boluses to as low as possible for at least a week.
We shall see how well the low – carb adventure goes when I get back tomorrow.