I was at a conference late last week and my blood sugars were great! Average of 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dl), which is great considering I was travelling for 12 hours each way and crossing time zones. (I live on the west coast of Canada, the conference was on the east coast of the U.S.) Also, the fact that I hardly ate probably helped ... I was just too busy to eat, and/or slept in and missed breakfast, and/or the foods were all pure carbs, and/or my plate was taken away before I was done eating ... I think I can count on my fingers the number of foods I ate over the four-day period!
I have been really bad at packing lunches for work lately. So today I decided that I think I bring it on myself, because when I don't pack a lunch I buy lunch somewhere. So, I think subconsciously I "forget" or don't have time to pack lunch on purpose, so I get to eat out instead. Today I decided that if I don't pack a lunch then I will not eat out! Meaning if I don't pack a lunch, I don't eat. Hehehe. Not the healthiest, maybe, but I bet I'll be packing a lunch after a few days of that! So today I did an inadvertent basal test:
7:17 AM - 6.7 (121) - Breakfast
8:50 AM - 10.0 (180) - Latte
12:21 PM - 5.1 (92) - Glucose tablet (was going in to teach)
2:54 PM - 5.9 (106)
5:48 PM - 5.6 (101)
It still boggles my mind that I can go 12 hours straight without eating (I think I probably would have been fine even without that glucose tablet). I am still not used to that even after being on the pump for the past seven years.
And then I ruined it all by having Chinese food for dinner ...
7:51 - 16.7 (300)
And, despite a correction:
9:35 - 18.9 (340)
Chinese food is evil!
And, blah, I definitely feel high. I don't go that high very often anymore! And when I do, it's usually (though not quite always) for a reason, like eating Chinese food. :)
Still, pretty darn good! I am still trying to reschedule my endo appointment that I was supposed to have a month ago. I keep forgetting to call since it's during work hours and I get too busy working. Heck, at this rate I'm doing so well, maybe I'll just leave it until the new year and see him in another month or two, and get another A1c done at that time.
This next week is all about FINALLY getting my thesis data collection done. Third time's the charm!!! I will be ecstatic if I can get that done by the holidays!!! That would make my entire year!