This is what I woke up to at a little prior to 1am this morning.
It was the result of, you guessed it, pizza.
Pizza is one of those foods that I wouldn’t be able to bolus for if my life depended on it.
Despite trying to recall Gary Scheiner’s Think Like a Pancreas and Dr Kirstie Bell’s research findings prior to the meal, the pizza (and the company) was so good that once I had started it was hard to stop.
I started out at 15g per slice, which was the consensus among a table of type 1s. I think I should have gone for closer to 20g.
I didn’t use a dual wave or set a temporary basal rate.
I clearly didn’t get my insulin in quickly enough, and the insulin resistance had set in by bedtime.
I woke up to the graph above at 1am, sweating. I gave a full correction and set a temporary basal rate of 150%.
I ran to the kitchen, and skulled down two glasses of water to rid the salty aftertaste from my extremely dry mouth. Followed by a dash to the bathroom.
As I laid back down in bed and switched on my phone, I smiled as I saw notifications from some of the friends who I’d had dinner with.
We were all in it together.
I think that was the most well received 17.9 I’ve ever seen.