I've been T1 for 12 yrs now and have been on a minimed pump for the past 6yrs, and lately I've been lacking the control that I've always wanted. I guess for me it's keeping up the moviation of doing well(espically since I've been through a pretty deep depression, but coming out of it now HOPEFULLY!!)
My main problem I guess is getting the insulin dosage as correct as possible. And I guess an example is tonight for supper(dinner) I had sweet potatoes- about half of the bag probably 1 cup to 11/2 cups and probably 1 cup of veggies(brooccli, caulifour and carrots) and 2 very and I mean VERY small chicken breasts cut up into stir fry with a fajita spice.
So when I sat down to eat I found the chicken with the spice to salty and couldn't eat it so all I really had was the sweet potatoes and veggies. And this happens quite often with me that when I sit down to eat I don't eat everything on my plate and I may have given already or I just wait to correct. But I have no idea what to give for the portions. And I find when I make other amounts than what is suggested on the package I don't know how much to give until after I've eaten and I just give a correction bolus.
And no I don't use the measuring cup or scales anymore because when I was trained on the pump 6 yrs ago the nurse just told me to count carbs and I really didn't have to worry about much else.
Just wondering if anyone has some tips for adjusting to what your eating in situations like this.