Of all days, I am hankering to eat breakfast. I rarely eat breakfast during the work week as it's never been a big thing for me. I'm happy with my usual Americano which gets me by until noon. C'est tout!
Today though I woke up thinking ... it's time to do my a.m. basal test to see how my basal settings are doing on my insulin pump. I've only ever done the overnight basal test so far. My blood sugar (BG) was good, so I switched off the espresso machine that I'd had warming up for my Americano, and I went downstairs to my office to start working.
I am now soooo hungry right now as I type away to you. Why of all days does this happen to me ? I know I can resist the urge, I can do it. To make myself stick to the "plan" I'm tweeting every hour my #bgnow results so I do what I set out to do in the first place. My first test was 5.9 mmol/l (106 mg/dl) and the latest test was 7.1 mmol/l (128 mg/dl) - so it's looking like I'll be adjusting my basal settings on my pump program.
How often do you do test out your basal setting? Whether you use injections of Lantus/NPH/Levemir or a pump, do you ever question how your slow acting insulin is doing its' job? Trying to replicate what a functioning pancreas does is a tricky thing, but it can be done as long as you follow the guidelines (I'm using the Pumping Insulin book by John Walsh/Ruth Roberts to lead me thru' the steps).
So, tap, tap, tap, it's almost 11h00, and I only have until 16h00 to do the basal test. I thought the night time was was difficult (you always have to perform the overnight one first before attempting the daytime basal tests) but this is hard. I'm awake, my body wants food (which it usually doesn't demand ).
The only good thing that's binging in my mind is that if my BG's keep on rising up, then I'll have to stop the test to correct with insulin. At that point in time, test can't be continued, then I can eat. Oh dear, is it horrible for me to be thinking this? Okay, wiping out the pictures of a baguette smeared with butter and strawberry jam. Back to work I go.