So I have been very, very good on my diet for several days now. I've had light breakfasts of egg beaters, turkey bacon, and a slice of whole wheat toast. Lunch has consisted of lean protein and vegetables or salad and a banana or apple. And dinner has been grilled chicken or pork with steamed vegetables. I like to throw in a few "sugar-free" cookies afterward for dessert. Of course we all know what that means. No sugar = lots of carbs. I've done yoga, kickboxing, running, and walking to get more exercise.
I haven't seen a lot of difference on the scale just yet, but I know it will come. The biggest difference has been my insulin intake and the improvement over all in my blood glucose readings. Before my diet, I was using 80-100 units of insulin per day, 48 of those in basal. Now I am using 40-60 units per day total. And I'm also having lows. Lots of them, too. In particular I've had a low BG every night for the last three nights, and today I had a pretty nasty one at work. I literally had to sit in my cubicle and wait for the Coke to kick in, because I lacked the energy to stand.
My old endo, whom I miss terribly, always said that lows were an unavoidable by-product of good BG control. And he's right, they're going to happen, but tonight my wife took my pump and made some basal adjustments, so hopefully that will help reduce the quantity and severity of the lows I've been having. That's the advantage of having an endo that lives with you.
So here's to better BG control, and hopefully some pounds are melting away!