hello, i have some questions i hope you can help with. i am/was honeymooning since nov 2011. in the last couple of weeks i have been seeing random (or what i think to be random) numbers, especially post prandial. by the time the next meal rolls around i am usually down to where i should be, or just about, in the 80s,90s, sometimes low hundreds.
now what im seeing are high numbers two hours after eating. my i:c ratio is/was the same all day, 1:30. sometimes i just wont eat any carbs because i dont feel like eating 30, but i always eat them at breakfast. whenever i do eat carbs it has to be 30, because my pen only goes in full units.(i have asked about 1/2 unit pens, supposedly in spain there are none).
a couple of days ago i woke up at 101, two hours later i was 236. i went for an hour vengeance walk and was down to 80. i got numbers like that all last week.
so i have been trying lower i:c ratios. for breakfast yesterday, i tried 1:25. my fasting wake up was 113, two hours later 161. for lunch i was back at 99.
today i woke at 97, used a 1:20 ratio and after two hours i was at 142. at lunch i was 98. i had done some light housework and was up and down a couple of flights of stairs. just after bfast.
my breakfast is always the same and while i dont like to see 140 on the meter i know its just because im used to honeymoon numbers. this to me doesnt sound like dawn phenomenon because im waking up with good numbers. im eating right after i wake up. the bolus is off, right?
i know the week before your period can throw numbers off but that would be pre and postprandial, requiring more basal. right?
maybe if my honeymoon is ending im starting to spike with my breakfast foods that have been ok for me? (breakfast biscuits and yogurt or fruit)
finally, with a post prandial number of 140, this may be a good ratio and it should be safe for me to exercise and not go higher. right now any kind of workout makes me go high, indicating that i am not shooting up enough insulin, even if i start exercising in the low 100s i rise to the 170s. very annoying.
sorry such a long post. i see my doctor at the end of september but she is useless.