Hello! I’m a 22-year-old mother of an 18-month-old and I was diagnosed with T1 as the result of a routine blood test. After spending a few weeks in and out of the hospital due to general screwups I’ve levelled out and am back at home raising my daughter. With how many issues I had at the hospital I find that I’m still left with quite a few questions and I feel bad calling my Diabetes Nurse daily. The main thing I’m unsure of is what I’ve come to call my “cinnamon bun question”. What happens if I’m out of the house and it’s time to eat and the only option is something super high on the GI (such as a cinnamon bun or pasta). I know that my BS will spike, so do I:
- Take my standard 4 units of NovoRapid and know I might have to take extra when I check before my next meal?
- Take nothing before I eat and check my sugars 2 hours after the cinnamon bun, injecting NovoRapid then?
- Take extra NovoRapid before eating to compensate for how much sugars I’ll be eating? (Which leads to how much extra would I need?)