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Bad Habits

27 Sep

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When I was diagnosed I did everything by the book. It was restrictive. Fixed carb loads and fixed insulin.

As time went by my regime changed to MDI, then in time to using an insulin pump.

I’ve heard people say they don’t want to use a pump because they worry about putting on weight.

I did exactly that. I got heavier. Not because of any medical side-effect of excess insulin, nothing technical. Simply that giving myself insulin was so easy I’d snack more. When using MDI I couldn’t be bothered with the hassle of doing injections each time so often I’d snack but only once in the evening. The freedom of a pump gave me the freedom to snack when I wanted. Which was a lot!

And now?

Now I’m trying out Loop, and like many others that have, I wake in range every single morning. Which is great! I don’t need to work on my BG is before I go to bed. Awesome, right?

Yeah, but nah…..

The snack is back!

I’m eating more snacks than ever.

I’ve blogged recently how I need to look after my heart so this needs to stop.

Technology is amazing and helps me live my life with diabetes more freely. I just need to be careful how I use that freedom, and make sure I’m around to do the things I have planned.

Live long and bolus

Grumps.

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