“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.”
This may be the first literary character with diabetes! Parts of this passage always resonated with me except I change up my hairstyle then take off on a climbing binge rather than knocking hats off and going to sea. Almost the same thing, right? I may not be chasing a white whale named Moby Dick but the last time I pulled that stunt I remember being called something along those lines–does that count?
So basically here is a rundown of the more relevant specifics from my eating “green” experiment–remember the whole foods/raw fruits and veggies diet overhaul?
Insulin sensitivity is still good–and getting more acute.
1 Unit of fast-acting insulin covers about 15g of carbs, up from 1u/10g last week
Lantus is still the same, 8u x2 daily
My biggest improvement has come with post-breakfast blood-glucose levels–yesterday was 130, today 79. Usually mid mornings are higher for me, so this I am definitely keeping an eye on this.
Mental clarity is still above average as are energy levels.
I have been adding raw almonds into my routine to increase protein intake without increasing meat consumption–I got a good deal from a farm in California who ships in bulk at a VERY reasonable rate. I bought 10lbs at 5 bucks a pound–shipped! At some point I will go into my long-standing appreciation for almonds–but they are very expensive here in NY, so finding this is a huge win!