True confession time. I confess that I suck at carb estimating. Unless the box, wrapper, or packaging has a carbohydrate count printed on it, or I weigh my food with a scale, my blood sugar looks like a roller coaster.
Sometimes I think I have done a great job estimating how many carbs are in something and I discover just how wrong I was. That night I had too much snack and not enough insulin. So, the next night I decided I was going to do better. I had the same snack. I estimated the carbs again.
That 55 with two arrows pointing down wasn't what I expected. I had too much insulin and not enough snack. I sat in bed wondering if it is possible for me to get this right. I got pretty down on myself.
The connection between accurate carb counts, accurate insulin doses, and my blood sugar looking stable is not lost on me. I've done it before.
I just wish I could do it all of the time. I confess, my name is Marie and I suck at carb estimating.
Today I paid closer attention to my carbs and did the math more accurately. I didn't estimate anything. I'm sitting here with a BG of 107 and feeling pleased with myself. It is true that I suck at estimating how many carbs are in a given food. Knowing that about myself is helping me think ahead. When I cook I am keeping track of carb counts in the whole meal and then dividing the answer by the number of servings. I am not good at estimating. That's OK. I'm good at problem solving and today that matters.