Donna Murphy (who is AWESOME!) taught me about something called a Combo Bolus.
I wrote about my problems eating pizza. Due to the protein and fat content, pizza is digested slowly. It out lasted my insulin injections and sent me high hours later. Today I learned how to give myself some of my insulin at the beginning of the meal and some over the next several hours. We also tweaked my overnight insulin so maybe, just maybe, I can wake up with a fasting blood sugar in the 90's.
It was a positive visit and I learned a lot. On my way out of the clinic I saw a basket of lollypops. Ooh! Yummy! I choose a green apple one. I slurped on it in the car as I drove home. When I got in the driveway Dexter the Dexcom alerted me to a rapid rise in blood sugar.
What? I went inside and tested. 167. How can my blood sugar be 167? It was 112 when I left the endocrinology clinic. I didn't eat anything, did I?
Wait a sec... The lollypop I got from the endocrinology office spiked my blood sugar! Irony much?
FYI, Saf-T-Pop's have 11 grams of carbs.
FYI Part 2, Unless it says SUGAR-FREE on the label, it ain't.
FYI Part 3, The Combo Bolus is amazing. Five hours after eating a pepperoni and sausage pizza my blood sugar is 110. How cool is that?