Thank you all for your thoughtful responses. Diabetes is really so challenging at times! There are just so many factors to consider, and it really seems impossible to control for everything (and to the men reading, just be thankful you don’t have a “cycle” - just one more thing to figure in). I am going to keep track of all my food, insulin, and timing for the next week or so and see what I can figure out. I was diagnosed about 2 1/2 years ago, at age 49, so still learning. I have read “Think Like a Pancreas” , “Bright Spots and Landmines”, which I found helpful. I also read Dr. Bernstein’s book (and another one on the same topic) on using a keto diet, and tried that for a couple weeks, which did NOT go well for me. I previously used a GCM, but became allergic to the adhesive, so stopped. In a way I prefer NOT having it, as I cold get compulsive about checking, and I HATE having something attached to my body (so, no pump for me). I so appreciate all the support and helpful advice I get from this website!
By the way, Joe, it occurred to me that you are the same Joe that gave me some advice about traveling with diabetes before my trip to the UK with my husband and kids last summer. You and others were so helpful, so thank you. I have to say, the best advice you gave me was to HAVE FUN. I know it sounds silly, but it is so easy for me to get wrapped up in this whole diabetes thing that I forget to enjoy life. And I did have fun! It was honestly the most amazing trip I have ever taken, and that was due, in part, to my being able to “let go” and just enjoy it. So thank you!