I can’t tell if there is a question in your diatribe. Are you asking about what drives our bs up, or down?
The simple response is yes.
After 52 years, I’ve found stress, caffine, and carbs, especially hidden ones, drive my glucose up. Also, the slight gastroparesis I have.
Obviously, insulin and exercise drive bs down. But so does a brand new reservoir in my pump (set change) - I have to set my basal rate to 20% less than normal.
Not getting enough quality sleep drives glucose up.
Drinking alcohol without eating food sends glucise level down, but drinking with a meal will send it up.
High fat foods (pizza, French fries, fried fish or chicken or mozzarella sticks, anything breaded and fried really) you need more insulin for a longer duration.
Anything with sugar alcohols also have a longer duration to metabolize, so really need to set a higher basal (if you’re pump controlled). Best yet, avoid foods, snacks that use it (i.e., South Beach snack bars).
A snack of < 5 g cho, don’t dose. But eating 5 g snack, and another 10 min later, and another 5 min later, etc, you need to dose for the cumulative.
So if you actually are asking a question of the forum, I hope the several of us who have offered our experience have provided some insight.
But please, if you are treating this as a blog or a diary, remember there are loads of folks who have legitimate questions, concerns, or want to share good news that aren’t necessarily interested in your public musings.
Wishing you luck.