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It looks like this might be my last post for a while. It's very likely that I'll become a father next week, so I'm going to have *things* going on. I do want to get back to uploading weekly posts when I can though; it's been really helpful for me, whether loads of people are reading or I'm just releasing words into an empty void. I've still got considerable distance to travel to get to 'perfect' control, but logging my progress is an important part of the map that will lead me there.
Another one of them weeks has slipped by, so it's time for me to put up my weekly summary! My blood sugars tend to get more unwieldy around lunch time (I usually eat at 12pm), so I need to have a think about my insulin levels and food intake at that time.
There's a chance that these updates will face some disruption in the near future. Fatherhood is now rushing towards me; my wife's due to give birth towards the end of this month. I'll still be monitoring things carefully, but I may struggle to find time to get a post in! We shall see.
A little bit up and down this week, thanks in part to the hot weather. My time 'in target' dropped from 100% to 99% thanks to a hypo yesterday. I snuck just below 4 for a while first thing in the morning (you can see that if you look at the results for the 25th). For the most part, I've been pretty happy with my levels though.
I think I had a slightly better week last week, but things were still okay this week. The hard thing is still exercise – with the weather having been horrible and no reason to leave the house, I've become a lot less active. I imagine that this will rectify itself in a few weeks, with the arrival of the baby due at the end of July. I'm already doing as much round the house as I can, but I'll be doing even more once my wife's recovering from giving birth.
This wasn't a bad week as far as blood sugar levels were concerned. I felt more in control generally and am happy overall with my results.
Here's post number 3!
I got out into the garden here and there during the week and did some labour-intensive gardening. Not that you'd know it by looking at the place. It's only a small garden, but it refuses to be tidy. Or I'm bad at gardening. (It's definitely the latter.) It did mean I got something vaguely akin to exercise though, so that's good.
Here's weekly update number 2!
My levels want to rise during the night currently. I think this is more to do with what I'm eating in the evenings than to a problem with my basal dose. I'm still being more lax than I should be, and I'm also getting very little exercise at present; I went cycling on Wednesday, and had to literally clear spiders and cobwebs off of my bike wheels. In my defence, I had an ear infection for over a month, but that's cleared up now. Generally I rely on necessity to provide me with exercise: I cycle or walk to my piano students, and to the choirs I accompany. None of that exercise is happening now though, thanks to the lockdown. But my garden's in need of an overhaul, so I only have so many excuses before I have to go and do something arduous.
Here I go again .
This is my first entry with the new format of posting weekly, so I thought I'd start back at 1. As mentioned in my last post, I'm going to attach a weekly picture of my Libre sensor results, like so:
I'm avoiding hypos, but I've got some highs to smooth out. I've been pretty pleased for the last few days though, other than an 8.4 during the early hours of this morning.
I think I'm going to change things up after today; I'll no longer be posting daily pictures as this is probably clogging up the blog section of the site. Instead, I'll take a screenshot of my Libre results once a week, which will show the last seven days of results. That way I'm still being accountable and not posting too often .
My blood sugar levels have been rising around lunch time recently; during lockdown, and because of my ear infection, I've been a lot less active recently. However, the weeds in my garden were threatening to create a new canopy that could engulf the entire UK, so I did some gardening after lunch. I also chose the time that a new Libre sensor was activating, so I was unprepared for the sharp drop that the physical exercise of yanking weeds up caused. My insulin resistance had also dropped at dinner time, which caused another close brush with low blood sugars, followed by a classic case of overcompensation. Fortunately I managed to level things out, and my levels overnight were actually okay (the upward trend at the end of the day changed its mind thanks to a small correction dose).
A good day in general yesterday.