I am going to list a few troubles and questions I would like y’all to answer. I love the support that y’all provide for me and it reassures me when others are having these specific problems so we can work through it together! It is very disappointing to have problems with diabetes and not have many answers. Certain foods and amounts of insulin doses affect people differently. I know diabetes is not always a negative and that there are positive aspects to it, but I’m having trouble seeing them. I always try taking care of myself to my best ability!
I have tried to keep a routine of eating breakfast between 8:00-9:30 a.m., lunch between 12:00-1:30 p.m., and supper between 5:00-7:30 p.m. Unfortunately, I am having trouble keeping one or two routines due to unforeseen circumstances or just because I end up having to eat late. It is also quite difficult to eat a snack in between both periods of breakfast and lunch when I really do not need one. Does anyone have a set schedule on when they eat three meals a day, as well as, snacks?
It is honestly so frustrating and difficult to keep my blood sugar in range (70-150), especially at night after dinnertime. I ate stir fry with brown rice (32 carbs) for half a cup and ate most of my roll (23 carbs), but only counted 13 for it, even though I ate more than half. I get panicked really easily because do not want blood sugar dropping too low, but also do not want it going too high. Anyways, counted 43 carbs taking between 7-8 units for food with correction counting since blood sugar was 242. Almost two hours later, it’s down to a reading of 75 with 2.75 units on board (still floating around). I just don’t understand how even when you count correctly or count a little bit under, how blood sugars still tend to drop faster! This does not happen all the time, but very much quite frequently. I’m pretty sure we’ve all had to deal with this, but it gets to the point where it’s almost hard to work with blood sugars whether you took enough insulin, did not, or took a little under for the blood sugar to be in range. Does anyone else have anxiety about counting too much or even panic when you think it is going low? I know it isn’t healthy worrying, but it seems to happen every now and then.
What kind of troubles do y’all have and how did you overcome them? Keeping an open mind and faith that everything will be okay does the trick, but there is still some concern left about keeping the A1C in range and the blood sugars in the ideal range.