Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this day I am thankful for many things.  I hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving.  In keeping with the 30 days of Diabetes posts, I will be sure to update later with yummy pictures and fun stories from today's festivities.  Until then, have a wonderful day of family, friends, and feasting!

Current Bloodsugar: not be deceived, this number is good now...but this is after 83, pre-thanksgiving lunch and 285 post Thanksgiving lunch...7 1/2 hours later back in range!

We had a great time today with family!  The food was amazing and quite carb-filled as these meals tend to be.
I am not sure how many carbs total I ate...a round about guess was all I had to work from.  I gave myself a ton of insulin pre-meal, increased my basal rates for the day, and did an extended bolus (little amounts of insulin over a few hours) post meal.  This did not completely prevent the highs I was expecting today, but prevented them from being high into the evening hours.  I would say as diabetes goes, today was relatively successful and much as I expected.

Not all of my family members were at our gathering today.  We have a very large extended family who often make it for every holiday gathering.  This seemed to be the year we are all a little scattered.  But it was great to see those who could make it and catch up.  There was lots of laughter (mostly at the expense of my brother and his turkey frying skills!) and lots of stories shared.

I am so Thankful for my health today and the inventions that have allowed me to share in this time with my family (insulin and insulin pump).  I hope your day was filled with love and yummy treats!  Time to heat up some left-overs and pop a squat on the couch for the evening!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!! I'd say you did a good job covering your feast. I always figure holidays only come around a few times a year, so it's not worth beating ourselves up over if we spike a bit after the meal. Good for you getting right back into range pretty quickly!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!! It's interesting how you watch you body so close, you know what it's going to do. Good Job!