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Offline Pattidevans

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Classic error!
« on: 16 November 2018, 03:16:42 PM »
2 nights running I've been out in the early evening taking minutes at 2 different committee meetings.  So knowing I'd not be home until gone 7pm last night I asked J to pick up something "quick" for dinner.  He had got a Tesco "full curry meal" box.Nearly died when I saw the 135g total carbs for half the box!  So I only cooked one naan, which I only ate 1/3rd of and I only had a couple of smallish spoonfuls of rice.  Did eat the bhajis though.  Anyway, it's been years since I had a curry made by anyone but me and my curries I just treat like ordinary meals.  Carbs counted as normal and standard bolus.  Totally forgot that this curry would probably be full of fat.  Classic error!  Sure enough I was heading for a hypo an hour after bolussing.  Fortunately the Libre picked this up and I was able to avoid the hypo, but only by means of glucose tabs and a couple of iced ginger bread thingies.  Was still only in the 5s pre-bed so didn't correct and I then spent a lot of the night around 15mmol!  Eeek!

Still at least I was able to see this thanks to the Libre!  Lesson learned methinks!
Patti


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Re: Classic error!
« Reply #1 on: 16 November 2018, 05:50:38 PM »
Easy to make a mistake on a meal that you only rarely eat. Hard enough getting it right for regular meals let alone a one off.

At least you managed to avoid the hypo. The ones caused by large amounts / high fat can be a real pain for lasting and not being treatable with normal amounts of rapid acting carbs in my experience.

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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Classic error!
« Reply #2 on: 18 November 2018, 05:33:02 PM »
Not so good last night.  Had poached Salmon with stir fry rice and a very small portion of Chinese egg noodles for an early dinner at 6pm- so not a lot of carb.  We went to a birthday party where there was live music and I danced a fair bit, and of course alcohol was imbibed.  I felt fine when I got home, fairly early at 11:30, and so we watched an hour of TV during which I ate a small chocolate covered gingerbread and was 8+ before bed.  I was happy with that as alcohol can often keep you lowish all night.  Woke up quite late this morning feeling absolutely fine!  Until I scanned the Libre, which said LO and I could see a red line (below 4) had been going on since 4am.  I tested bloods with my Combo meter and on that I was 3.2.  4 glucose tabs and a cereal bar later I shot up to 11 and I've been chasing highs all day since!  Have only had a croissant with ham and melted cheese all day... Sunday dinner is now in the oven.  Fingers crossed I drop a bit before eating!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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