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Type 1'stars R Us

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Jazz97

    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    11am and already at 25.7
    I'm never having marmalade again
     
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  2. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    How much marmalade did you eat? A whole jar?
    I would be surprised if the marmalade alone caused such a high.
    As there is so much that can affect our BG, my policy is to never draw a conclusion from a sample of one. Before, discounting marmalade, I would try again to see if it has the same affect. And then, maybe, use it as an example to the DSN why I need to learn to carb count.
    It is possible that marmalade is your diabetic kryptonite, but it is more likely you do not have the tools (carb counting) to manage it.
     
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  3. Jazz97

    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had two slices wholemeal toast with marmalade and a banana. I know its not the banana as I have one every morning. And unlikely the bread as I have it most days for lunch. So the marmalade is the only thing I've had different.
    I have been moving around a lot this morning, so maybe it's the two together.
    Haven't gone this high in a couple of weeks.
    Have had a little correction insulin, so hoping it will come down in the next hour, as I'm supposed to be eating a roast dinner! Might have to take it easy on the potatoes.
    Might have to give low sugar marmalade a go
     
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  4. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Hello friends
    Roast Chicken dinner is being prepared
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Depending on portion size, 2 slices of bread could be 40 g of carbs, a banana 15/20 g of carbs and I assume the marmalade would have some of carbs as well. So that is maybe around 70 g of carbs.

    Some people find also that they need more insulin in mornings than they do for rest of day.

    I know its a pain but it will take a lot of trial and error so get you doses/carbs balance. Even then when you think you have it sussed, it will throw you a curve ball. As you have maybe seen from comments on here many of us still have highs and lows even after 30+ years
     
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  6. Jazz97

    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mmm I've got roast pork today

    Love roast chicken, though people always think me and my mum are weird because we smother it in mayonnaise
     
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  7. Jazz97

    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's true... was trying to use carbs & cals, but I should have looked more at the actual packaging of the bread, etc.
    It's still a long way to go up, even for me, but I guess it happens.
    I'm just trying my hardest not to stress about it, as that will just make it worse!
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    After much trial and error I finally worked out that I have four daytime ratios, with the morning being when I can eat fewer carbs than at any other time. By dinner I'm at 1:10g which is fantastic, so I save my real munching for dinner. If I had the fancy machinery it would doubtless work out even more ratios for different occasions but this is as good as I can get it working with testing and my app.
     
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  9. Molly56

    Molly56 Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Steak, chips, mushroom, tomato and peas for us today.....have been eating alone all week whilst he has been away on tour so looking forward to dinner together tonight...:)
    ... @Cumberland ....does Wispa get roast chicken too.....
     
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  10. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you bolus for it?

    Is it possible that you hit the feet on the floor effect too? I always need some insulin in the morning to deal with what the liver chucks out when I get moving.
     
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  11. Jazz97

    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep... I was at 9.3 before hand. My dose should be 6 as per nurse's instructions, but took 7 as I was trying to get down to normal levels. And waited 20 mins before eating
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It could be that the 9.3 needed a bit longer to descend. What were your bs before eating? Personally, if I’m above 8 then I need longer for the insulin to take effect.
     
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  13. Jazz97

    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That was it before the insulin. I dont test again until 2 hours after I've eaten.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Erm, that can add up to 45+ carbs, how much Insulin did you take ?
     
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    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    7 units
    My fixed dose is currently at 6, but took an extra one as I was at 9.3
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thanks for that, I couldn't eat that myself, but it definitely didn't work this morning, could you reduce the carbs and still take the 6 units ? I have miscalculated a few times and I carb count, but having a high like that isn't nice :(
     
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  17. Jazz97

    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was the first time of tried marmalade since being diagnosed. So didn't know how I would react to it. A mixture of that and being on my feet all morning I reckon.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I used to like the odd piece of toast with marmalade for breakfast, but I found it spiked me, so I don't bother
     
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    Jazz97 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I might give low sugar marmalade a go. I dont have marmalade on an everyday basis, so just need to figure out my bolus for it, so can have as a treat
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I'm the same as you, for brekki I have 1/2 to 1 unit and then Insulin increases throughout the day. I am normally at my busiest in the morning, early afternoon, then slob out after dinner, well, I'm cuddled on sofa with Pebbles cat :):cat: <3
     
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