Hi as you may know my name is Andrew and this time I’m going to try something a bit different and create a a 7 day blog of my life living with type 1 Diabetes.
So please bear with me as this is all new to me and I’ll try not 2 make it to boring.
Here we go.
Day 1 Monday – I woke up at 6 a.m. this morning and did my first blood test reading at 6:15 and surprisingly good news as it was 8.6 which is great. Breakfast consists of a cup of coffee this morning no other breakfast.
Mid morning at about 10:30 a.m. packet of crisps which is about 28 carbohydrates and a cup of coffee at the time my BG level was a bit high at 12.9 so then had 4.1 units of insulin just to get my blood sugar down.
Lunchtime at 12:30 p.m. I had yes I know another packet of Crisps, ham sandwich plus a small piece of fruit cake my blood sugar level was 11.3 and I’m just about to have 7.3 units of insulin. Carbohydrates were about 80.
Mid afternoon no snack but yes another cup of coffee.
Dinner time at 7:30 p.m. mash potatoes with a steak pie total and salad carbohydrates 100, insulin I had would have been 12.9 units my blood sugar was actually 13.4 so a little bit high.
So day one is finally coming to the end and time to go to bed and have an early night for a change, testing my blood sugar and it is currently 14.9 which is rather high I’ve had a normal meal so I will take an adjustment it could be that the cannula needs changing even though it’s not due to be changed for another day so I will see how I get on in the morning goodnight.
Day 2 Tuesday – up at 6 a.m. No breakfast this morning as I just don’t fancy anything, blood sugar level 5.6 so the adjustment I did in the night did the trick. Plus a cup of coffee is always.
Lunchtime at 12:30 p.m. Today I have had a cheese salad sandwich on brown bread with 1 packet of crisps and a piece of chocolate cake, blood glucose level today at lunch time was 5.8 carbohydrates I would estimate as being 80 carbohydrates.
Dinner time 7:45 p.m. I had sausages and mash with a lovely salad my hydrate will be 80 sugar level is 9.7, insulin dose is 9 units.
Bedtime for me it’s 10 p.m. Last blood test of the day and my blood sugar is 5.4 which to me seems rather low so I am just about to have two Jaffa Cakes which are about 20 carbohydrates in total so we shall see what my blood sugar level is like in the morning.
Day 3 Wednesday – woke up at 6 a.m. no breakfast this morning as it’s raining it’s dark and I need to get to work as soon as I can, checked my blood sugar level this morning which was 9.7 so I will probably have 1 unit of insulin just bring it down a little bit.
Mid morning 10:45 a.m. Blood sugar was 12.3 had a packet of crisps which were 25 carbohydrates, I had an extra 4 units of insulin to counteract my blood sugar and the Crisps.
Lunchtime 12. 15pm I had a cheese salad sandwich a packet of crisps and a peice of chocolate cake total carbohydrates 80, blood glucose level was 9.2 so my insulin dose was 7 units.
Dinner at 7.45 p.m. I had tuna pasta with cheese and a bowl of salad total carbohydrates 80, blood sugar level was 4.7 so and little bit low, insulin dose was 8.0 units.
Bed time again for me and blood sugar level before bed is actually 14.7 which is possibly because of a few sweets before dinner just to get my sugar to rise before dinner. No adjustment needed as I have 5 units of insulin on board at the moment as I had my insulin late as well, however we shall see first thing in the morning.
Day 4 Thursday and up again at 6 a.m. No breakfast for me just a cup of coffee, blood sugar level after the high before bed last night is 12.1.
Mid morning 10:30 no snacks for me today but I did have yet another cup of coffee.
Lunchtime 1. 00pm sandwich on brown bread plus a packet of crisps and also a cup of coffee blood sugar level 8.7, insulin dose for 6 units.
Dinner at 8 p.m. tonight with noodles chicken kiev and a lovely large bowl of salad, carbohydrates 60 and I had 6 units of insulin. Blood sugar level was 5.4 before dinner.
Bedtime at 10.45pm and blood sugar level 12.7.
During the night 4.50am I had a Hypo of 3.3 so ended up with eating 2 Jaffa Cakes plus some Haribo.
Day 5 Friday – woke up at 6.00am to a high of 15.4 after the Hypo during the night.
9:15 a.m. I had a break and my blood sugar was 9.2 i had two breakfast biscuits which were 30 carbohydrates and 2.8 units of insulin.
Mid morning 10.15am blood sugar was 12.3 had a packet of crisps 30 carbohydrates 3.25 units of insulin.
Lunchtime 1:15 p.m. I had a ham salad sandwich as always with 1 packet of crisps with a piece of cake total 85 carbohydrates my blood sugar level was 13.4 and I had 8 units of insulin.
Dinner time 8 p.m. I had a nice chicken curry with rice and a bowl of salad that came to 100 carbohydrates, blood sugar level was 8.2 and I had 11. 4 units of insulin.
Evening time I had 4 glasses of Jack Daniels and diet coke.
Bedtime at 12:15 a.m. testing my blood sugar which was 15.7 so I had one unit of insulin.
Day 6 Saturday – I woke up at 7 a.m. blood sugar was slightly higher 15.7 i had breakfast at 8 a.m. which was a lovely bacon sandwich cooked by my 6 year old son Jake. I had 6.5 units of insulin.
Lunchtime 1.00pm I had a ham salad sandwich with a lovely slice of cake. Blood sugar level was high at 17.0 possibly to be because my insulin pump cannula which I changed. I had 70 carbohydrates and 8.4 units of insulin.
Dinner time 6.00pm I had macaroni cheese that was 100 carbohydrates and my blood sugar was very low as it was 3.8. Insulin dose was 10 units but over 30 minutes.
Bedtime 12 a.m. I had 4 Jack Daniels and Diet Coke and my blood sugar was 12.7.
Day 7 Sunday – breakfast was two crumpets and a cup of coffee 40 carbohydrates. Blood glucose level 12.1 and had 6.6 units of insulin.
Lunchtime at 2.00pm out with the family to Whetherspoons mmmmm. All day brunch for me which was 2 fried eggs, 2 rashers of bacon, baked beans and chips with a pint of lager. Carbohydrates were about 70, blood glucose level was 11.0. Insulin dose 6.25 unis.
Dinnertime 8.00pm I was still full from lunchtime so no dinner for me but did have half a bag of Doritos 30 Carbohydrates and three Jack Daniels and Diet Cokes. Blood glucose level 10.7 and had 4.45 units of insulin.
Before bed 11.00pm I was 13.7 so then had 1 unit of insulin.
This is my first blog of living with Diabetes for a whole week I hope you find it interesting