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It is bloody relentless.
I for example take 50% more Novorapid to cover any carb with my breakfast dose of insulin. That's right, 50%.
Rowan, is no different, and the most frequent calls from the school are when they do her mid morning glucose check and I get the text that reads; "Hi Trev, her readings say 25 Mmol,(Divide by 18 for US) should I ask the wizard what to do?"
This happened a lot in the beginning but we are starting to conquer the post meal spike.
Dr Berntein, in his book, The Diabetes Solution discusses this issue at length, and thus recommends eating only 6 gms of Carb for breakfast. I can do that, but tell that to a group or more accurately a pack of hungry wolf cubs ripping into a box of cereal. He further explains in detail the increased hormones(Cortisol) that cause an increase in blood glucose readings in the first two hours after waking. It is a good book, however, very rigid.
It is also recommended that taking your meal time insulin 20 min (for rapid) prior to that first bite as this lessons the 2 hours spike in glucose. This I found scary when Rowan was 18 months, and throughout her toddler years. You all know how predictable small children are with eating(sarcasm).
Okay for the most part we try to adhere to the above recommendations, the key word here is try. Now if you have children of school age(or even know these little creatures), and you somehow forget to pre-make lunches, pre-put out the clothes, and end up doing what we do 50% of the time and wing the "Launch Sequence" out the door in the morning; then you can hopefully understand how following Dr B's recommendations are tricky, and next to impossible most mornings.(I know that sentence structure sucked, never liked writing, lots to say, so little time)
However, I will say this: When we do give the insulin 20 min before a meal, and we make the eggs or some other good source of protein, I don't get any text messages from the school during the week, and we don't have any post meal blues on the week-end.