Navigating Diabetes Through a High Carb Breakfast
We really enjoy reading Frank's blogs - they're always informative and personal. He writes:
I have always found diabetes extra challenging to manage around big meals. I’m the kind of person who likes to try a bit of everything at a party. I try not to let diabetes get in the way of enjoying myself on special occasions like birthdays or Christmases, because they only come around once a year. Often the consequence of this has been high blood sugar levels that are tricky to bring down in the hours that follow.
One of the biggest advantages of having an insulin pump is the extra flexibility that it gives me to work around high blood sugar levels and navigate my diabetes enjoying a high carb breakfast. With tricks like temporary basal insulin rates, the pump has definitely saved me hours of frustration in trying to bring my blood sugar levels down in the aftermath.
Yesterday my pump got it’s first taste of a high carb meal, as I took the wheels out for a spin over breakfast. I had been craving pancakes all week, so my order was going to be a no brainer.