i dont know if anyone out there shares this behavior or not, but i thought i would put it out there and find out...so here goes:
i try to limit my boluses so that i dont use more than 30 units of insulin per day; this includes my basal, which is 11.75 per 24 hrs. so if you do the math i range around 18-20ish units for the days bolusing. this wouldnt be so crazy, but sometimes,i will have candy for lunch (i am on the pump and have worked out the math and the duel bolus options) instead of having a healthy low-carb meal. i am addicted to Belgian chocolates.the irony is this: the place where i get the chocolates is right upstairs from my
12- step support group. every time you purchase a cup of coffee, they give you a free chocolate. and, if you want, you can buy more, as they sell it by the pound.
and i have to admit that i count calories, and will swap a three to four hundred calorie meal for a few pieces of devine chocolate. this has been going on for a while now. i know its no good for me, but my BSs are great so i make excuses for myself. i do eat a very healthy breakfast an afternoon snack (cottage cheese or a 0% greek yogurt or some almonds) followed by a healthy dinner. and before bed, i will have a sugar-free, low carb KOZY SHAK chocolate pudding. MMMmmmm...
i dont know how to side step this craving. anyone else out there deep into chocolate or other self-injuious behaviors????