Some background information...
I've had type 1 diabetes since I was six, or for 37 years. My last Hba1c is 9.0. My carb ratio is 1:5 IS = 1:25 and without food, my basal rates run like a flat line.
Within the last 3 weeks, I have started using the CGM from Medtronic Minimed and have had amazing data feedback. I always knew that pizza and wings raised my blood glucose for unusually long periods of time and also if I ate later in the evening like after 8pm I would always wake up with BG's over 300.
Here is my trouble and I hope others can feel the pain or possibly chime in for solutions....
Last night I ate 10 hooters chicken wings (50 carbs) a bowl of clam chowder (guessing 50 carbs) and a couple Miller Lites (3.2carbs/beer) = 106.4 carbs. Logically, I would give 21 units of bolus. Well, I started out giving 17 and later needed to correct with 14units.
At 3:45am bg was 206. recommended 4 correction.
At 6:45am bg was214. recommended 4.3.
At 7:30am bg was 249. recommended 2.5
At 8:20am bg was 258. recommended 5.6
At 9am frustration set in and I bolused 10 unites
11am bg finally down to 100.
That is a total of 57 units for 10 wings, a bowl of soup and 2 light beers.
Am I alone in this struggle with late night and/or fatty food insulin dosages?
Thanks for allowing me the rant,