Spikes are when your bloody sugar rockets high after a meal and then a few hours later falls quickly back down (as you can see in the picture). This often then results in a hypo (low blood sugar) and then after an incorrect correction (PANIC EATING), you end up high again and so on…
After a day like this is makes you feel very tired and truly a bit battered.
Over the past 12 years, truthfully I’ve had spikes most days and I am still yet to find a solution (not as extreme as this one). I am aware they could be due to incorrect carb counting, incorrect carb ratios or incorrect basal rates and many more things..
As I am lucky enough to have the freestyle sensor I try to spend sometime each week looking at my patterns and adjusting each of these things. However, I still feel I am failing miserably at this. I know there’s different things I could do to make it easier, for instance not snacking and being careful with what I eat but I’m not good at this.
As a diabetic, I feel like I know what I need to do to help myself but I lack motivation to do this in addition to doing the minimal amount each day. I have recently changed to the Fiasp insulin which is known to be faster and hopefully this will reduce my spikes after food. I am also using the carbs & cals app which is amazing to help me calculate my carbs better. Fingers crossed these little changes will work! I find when I put more effort into my diabetes it is kinder to me.