It was easy before and now I have to get this happening fast and accurately.
Blood sugar is way harder to manage now that I’m pregnant. Just 6 weeks actually.
So I’ve been generally testing at 2 hours and adjusting if I was high (ie. miscalculated carbs). Calculating carbs isn’t so easy as a lot of the foods here don’t have carb counts on them.
Just this week I decided to test at 1 hour (after eating a meal with carbs).
Breakfast yesterday took 3 units of humalog and got 150 at 1 hour (took 3 extra units of insulin and was down to 97 after 1 hour later), and 70 before lunch.
Lunch today took 3 units of humalog and got 180 @ 1 hour. Quite surprised. Anyway, took 3 extra units of insulin and 1 1/2 hours later was 119 (probably should have taken 4 units).
Anyway, how to avoid going so high at 1 hour, other than not eating carbs. Should I be taking the humalog earlier? How long before eating?
I’m guestimating about 20 g of carbs per unit of insulin. And also 1 unit to drop 20 points.
Target bs is < 120 at all times (range 60 - 120).