After a lot of experimentation over the years, I believe I’ve finally found my sweet spot between diet, insulin, exercise, etc. for blood sugar control and thought I’d share:
- Basically 0-carb breakfast-- usually consists of eggs and bacon or sausage, with coffee (cream + artificial sweetener)
- Very low carb lunch-- salad with veggies and oil/vinegar dressing
- Nuts for a snack if I can’t make it from lunch to dinner-- go to’s are almonds and macadamia nuts
- Whatever I want to eat for dinner, followed by exercise/walk
What the above gets me is phenomenal blood sugar control for about 80% of the day. Unless I get lucky with the dinner bolus I usually get a nice blood sugar bump in the evenings, but being able to eat whatever I want to at dinner makes it mentally much easier to stick to my guns for breakfast and lunch. Depending on carb/insulin load of dinner, sometimes the exercise part is a little tricky, but it seems to help level things out on the whole.
- Dexcom G6
I posted in another thread about how awesome Loop has been for me. The biggest two wins for me have been overnight blood sugar control and being able to dose from my watch. Anecdotally, I seem to have fewer lows to correct now as well.