Ok, so last night I go out and get some pizza (4 slices). BG was 107, took 2 units of insulin and 2 hours later BG was 155… not so bad. So I decided to take 1 unit of insulin, just to drop it down before going to bed (I like it around 100 before going to bed so I can eat 15 carbs and wake up with pretty good numbers). I’m on Lantus and Novorapid.
Well, 1 hour later (3 hours after pizza) it was at 200 !! what the hell !! It should have gone down, not up !!.
Ok, so I take 2 units (every unit drops me about 40 points in 1 hour) hoping to be about 100 an hour later. But after 1 hour it was in 180, still pretty high. Then 2 hours later … 150. Finally I woke up at 84 this morning (after a lousy night).
So I’m guessing that the problem with pizza is not the amount of carbs, but the fat in it. And this fat makes it harder for the insulin to be absorbed, that’s why I had trouble bringing it down. Also it seems that fat takes much longer to be digested, that’s why BG kept going up 3 hours after eating ?
Any comments, experiences and/or knowledge from my wise fellow D’s is highly welcomed.
Much love and respect to all of you.