Having Type 1 diabetes for over 22 years, I think I know a little bit about the condition. No, I’m not an expert. I didn’t go to medical school but 22 years of life experience has left with more knowledge about certain things than the average person might know. Sometimes my knowledge comes into play if I have been experiencing a high blood sugar for a little while. My husband will ask me if it is because I need a new infusion set or new insulin. He is trying to help and I am so thankful that he is knowledgeable enough to be able to “guess” with me as to why I might be running high. Usually though, I tell him no that’s not why I am high, it’s because of XX.
My current Medtronic pump and previous Medtronic pumps (that I can remember) have all had a nice feature called the “Bolus Wizard”. The bolus wizard was made to help take the mathematics out of diabetes, or at least ease the pressure of needing a math degree to stay healthy. Based on your blood sugar, your carb count, your insulin to carb ratio (I:C ratio) and your correction factor, it will figure out how much insulin you need for a meal or for a blood sugar correction. I rely on it so much now that I’m not sure I could even tell you my I:C ratio (I now have 4 different I:C ratios so that complicates things further).
Labor Day weekend was this past weekend and I went to a cookout and a baby shower. Both social settings had me deciding on what was worth bolusing for because there were so many carbs everywhere, I couldn’t eat all of them or risk going way high (I was high anyways on Sunday despite my […]
This past Sunday my family and I went to Easter Sunday brunch. I have always loved going out to eat for brunch. I love how many food options you get (fruit, eggs, bacon, ham, french toast, biscuits, etc) but I also love the mimosas. However, brunch can be hard for a Type 1 Diabetic. I […]