I think I'm going to be blogging with the word "evil" in the title over the next few days. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate is everywhere - cute bunnies are tripping me up (oh wait - those are my cats wanting food ... again). So what is a gal without a functioning pancreas supposed to do? Run and hide away from the evils of the high sugared treats at this time of the year? Never - just cope as best as I can do. Warning - this is a long read!
It was my birthday yesterday - I don't really make a big thing out of it. It's just another year gone by since I made my Mum scream with pain as I popped out of her. I was a 10 lb baby - born at home - and my Mum being a small women - had to deal with my tonnage coming out of her - sorry Mum. I'm thankful for having good health, a zest for life and a sense of humour. Now, what more can someone want? Well, I've had this bee in my bonnet lately - about wanting a birthday treat yesterday at DQ. I had made up a nice dinner of scallops in a mango/lime/tequila sauce over a bed of pasta / side salad/ glass of wine - fine and dandy - doing alright there. Then it was off to DQ - something we haven't done in awhile. They've been advertising on TV an ice cream treat called the Midnight Truffle Blizzard - it requires no description just from the title. I had a small one - and figured - ahhh - must be about 40g of carbs - so in went the insulin - and in went my spoon into this very SWEET concoction. I managed to get through it - while a little girl nearby me - literally inhaled a LARGE one like mine!
When we got back home - feeling like stuffed pigs, Mike looked up on the Internet as to what the actual carb count was and it was probably somewhere between 80-120 grams of carbs (it's not listed on their website - but we "guesstimated")!!! I was totally floored - not only by the carbs - but that it basically was about 1/2 the amount of my daily food intake calories wise. So, with that in mind it explained why my BG was hovering around the 14 mmol/L (252 mg/dL) for the rest of the evening - even with correction bolus(s). Yikeroos!!!
I woke up in this morning still at the same level . Therefore, no breakfast, just an espresso with another correction bolus. Now 3 hours later - I'm back to normal (or am I ??) - BG is at 4.5 mmol/L (81 mg/dL) - had some food to eat (was abit peckish) - and have now decided next time we will share a Blizzard - in perhaps 2-3 years from now when I feel less bloated.
Can't wait for Easter Sunday now ....