Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Data Entry

Life is still a little more hectic than normal, and to top it off, I've got an appointment with a new endo on Friday morning (about six hours before I hop a plane to London for a much-needed vacation). The new endo has already sent me a letter asking me to bring in my meter log and all sorts of info. Being the good patient I am, I've started another week of documenting my sugars every hour along with what I eat and when I exercise. (Unfortunately, when my life goes busy, exercise is the first thing to go, so I think there's only one or two of those entries on there...)

Anyway, since I haven't really had time to blog, I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and post a couple of days of logging right here (logging, blogging, so close). A few notes: the 200 thing freaked the hell out me; that's really high for me. I discovered French Onion soup has more carbs in it than I thought. CU stands for carb unit (for those of us not used to counting carbs (hi mom!)). Oh, and I know I'm supposed to take the Lantus at the same time every night, but I'm trying to back up the time a little bit each night to make up for the time difference in London so I don't have to wake up at 3 in the morning and give myself a bleary-eyed injection. And while I may have been crazy before but with normal numbers, it was all false advertising, because these digits really show the stress and extra hectic-icity (I made that word up) that I'm going through.

Without further ado, days in the life of Lora...

THURSDAY, 4/2/09
8:11 = 87
8:15 juice box, Nutrigrain bar, 3cu
9:53 = 120
10:54 = 96
11:33 = 89
12:12p = 72
12:12p granola bar, 2cu
1:14p = 116
2:00p = 89
2:15p = 90
2:30p brioche roll, est 1cu
2:30p cup french onion soup, est 1cu
2:45p flatbread pizza, est 2cu
3:10p cookie, est 3cu
3:23p = 125
4:03p = 146
4:14p floor pedaller, 60min
5:15p 2 tylenol, 0cu
5:34p = 158
6:01p = 164
6:10p vodka drink, 0cu
6:20p tuna and fries, est 2cu
7:17p = 138
8:25p = 139
9:34p = 83
insulin @ 9:30p, 45 units Lantus
½ nutrigrain bar, 1cu

FRIDAY, 4/3/09
7:47 = 73
7:48 english muffin, 2cu
8:39 = 127
10:03 = 103
10:43 = 96
11:29 = 87
12:25p = 85
12:25p granola bar, 2cu
1:33p = 122
2:16p = 113
2:42p salad and roll, est cu3
3:30p = 113
4:38p = 111
5:39p = 120
6:33p = 105
7:39p = 87
7:45p vodka drink, 0cu
8:23p flatbread pizza, est 2cu
9:05p = 111
insulin @ 10:30p, 45 units Lantus
10:32p = 119

SATURDAY, 4/4/09
8:14 = 113
10:03 = 114
11:09 = 89
11:12 swiss sandwich and cracker sticks, 2cu
12:10p = 120
1:30p = 117
2:44p cottage cheese, small brownie, 1cu
2:48p = 81
2:50p chocolate pretzels, 1cu
4:50p = 106
4:53p peanut butter wafer, 1cu
6:15p = 105
6:18p small brownie, 1cu
7:39p = 115
7:45p beef sandwich and fries, est 5cu
8:13p small piece of cake, est 3cu
insulin @ 9p, 45 units Lantus
11:00p = 281 (test was slow for result; re-tested)
11:02p = 204 (tested on palm instead of arm)
11:02p = 238 (tested on palm on different meter)
12:20p = 157 (set alarm after going to sleep to make sure # on downswing)

SUNDAY, 4/5/09
7:45 = 141
8-10 clean house
10:05 = 95
10:40 = 87
10:41 granola bar, 2cu
1:02p = 82
1:13p turkey sandwich, 1cu
1:20p peanut butter wafer, 1cu
2:35p = 89
2:35p small brownie, 1cu
4:45p = 91
4:45p chocolate pretzels, 1cu
7:00p = 106
7:00 salmon, asparagus, potatoes, est 1cu
8:17p = 110
insulin @ 8:30p, 45 units Lantus
8:42p peanut butter wafer, 1cu
9:35p = 116

MONDAY, 4/6/09
7:06 = 86
7:13 granola bar, juice box, 3cu
9:16 = 124
10:34 = 88
10:45 cracker sticks, 1cu
11:27 = 73
11:30 pretzels, 1cu
12:05p = 112
12:36p = 126
1:36p = 104
2:09p = 92
2:15p small brownie, 1cu
2:40p = 110
3:51p = 109
4:35p = 129
5:36p = 93
7:16p = 80
7:50p flatbread pizza, peanut butter wafer, 2cu
7:53p = 113
insulin @ 9p, 45 units Lantus
9:20p = 126

As always, more to come (but not until after vacation, which I so richly deserve)...

1 comment:

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Hope you have a lovely time in London. Time differences in travel do make life nutty -- just switching two hours back makes my meals occur at bizarre times when I visit my husband. I don't have meds to adjust, but it does make my sugars do weird things.

Hope the new endo is good. I'm getting used to the new routine mine has me on. Will post about it when my life calms down :)