I try to keep a balanced diet - some carbs, some protein, some veggies, etc. For the most part, I’m on the same exchange-based meal plan that I start with over 30 years ago. But I’ve noticed that protein digests slowly for me. If I eat a little too much at dinner, I can be high all night.
I’ve tried compensating for that with extra insulin at dinner time, but even with my pump set to do an extended bolus over 2 hours, that tends to have me on the low side at bedtime and then up around 250 in the middle of the night. It’s a bigger swing than even Control IQ can handle (though it does handle it a little better for me than the 670g did).
I’ve tried having a small bedtime snack and taking extra insulin with that (on the theory that it would prevent my going low in the short term while still keeping extra insulin in my system for the next few hours), but that hasn’t worked, either.
Obviously, smaller portions are the best option. But if I slip or overindulge or whatever… Any thoughts or suggestions on how to better handle it?