It's been so beautiful out these past couple of days! It's officially spring and I couldn't be any happier!
So I made Rachel's "Greek Spag" on Thursday night and it was so great! It was literally just whole wheat pasta, green olives, black olives, tomato sauce, and feta cheese.
My blood sugars have been great too. I ate that dinner around 8:00 and then tested an hour later...it was an amazing 132! I couldn't believe it. I haven't seen a post-meal number like that in probably a couple of years now! I've been keeping some detailed food and blood sugar diaries and am going to fax them to my nurse next week. Hopefully I can continue to see more numbers like this with some changes in my basal rates!
Last night I went to UCONN to visit my friend Emily. I had a great time....maybe too much fun. The thing I've been struggling with this past year is drinking. I know....diabetics really shouldn't drink but I find it so hard not to. I always thought that peer pressure was stupid and I would never give in, but it's not that easy. Even when I know the consequences, I can't seem to resist the temptation. Luckily, I didn't get too bad last night, but in the past I haven't been so luck. In October, I ended up in the hospital because of a drinking incident at school. It was a mixture of high blood sugar and alcohol that caused me to get so sick. The hospital didn't really do much to help me...just gave me some meds to stop the vomiting, a little insulin, and fluids for the dehydration. I was fortunate and did not suffer any alcohol poisoning, but it was still a scary night.
I don't even know what to do about this. Is there any way for a diabetic to safely consume alcohol? How do you learn to resist temptation and not drink? UGH. This is a behavior I need to change and fast!