For breakfast (7:00 am), I eat a high-fibre cereal (Shredded Wheat With Bran) and take 1 unit of Humalog. I eat a serving of cereal that contains 20g net carb (subtracting the fibre from the carb). I put 1% milk on it, and that's it. But, somehow, this spikes my blood sugar. For example,
- on Monday, I was 5.9 mmol/l (106 mg/dl) before breakfast and 10.9 mmol/l (196 mg/dl) two hours later.
- This morning, I was 7.2 mmol/l (130 mg/dl) before breakfast and 11.9 mmol/l (214 mg/dl) two hours later.
By lunch time (around 12:45pm), I am always low. My blood sugar will be about 3.5 mmol/l (63 mg/dl).
How do I lessen this spike, and how do I avoid going low before lunch?
I am asking for advice because I have no one else to turn to. I get the honour of seeing my endocrinologist once a year for 15 minutes (literally, he said, "I am only allowed to see you for 15 minutes."). There is a diabetes clinic where I live, but I haven't found the services there to be as helpful as I had hoped. I feel that other diabetics might understand my problem better, anyway, which I why I am asking for input.