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Linear Relationship?

Starting to get a little frustrated with my diabetes and my especially my blood glucose (BG) levels. So far it seemed to be that if I ate more carbs, my levels went up in proportion, unless I increased the insulin dose. This is the principle of DAFNE (dose adjustment for normal eating). The principle of this is that you learn the amount of insulin that you need for an equivalent amount of carbohydrates. You do this empirically, testing BG before and after a known amount of carbs and insulin. I notice that my hospital is not a DAFNE centre, but there are some in Birmingham. Will ask my nurse about it. Have my first diabetes doctor check-up a week today. Quite worried about it as I don't know what they do...I am sure it will be fine, but believe it or not, I am concerned that they are going to take blood from me. OK, I have got used to pen needles, but not sure that I will ever get used to the big ones. At least Claire is going with me!

Anyway, I digressed. I am frustrated because I thought there was a fairly linear relationship between what I eat and my blood glucose levels. At the moment this doesn't seem to be holding as true as I thought. My level rose 10mmol/l between breakfast and lunch, and I had nothing unusual for breakfast. I know it is early days so maybe this is a temporary blip.

Realise that the other day I put some people in a spin by suggesting that pancakes are low carb...well they are (they barely affect my levels at all), but only if you are in the UK (and a few others). In America pancakes are something different. They know them as crepes. Guess that is why the lady asked me for the recipe on the blog comment...I was confused!

It is finally the weekend and luckily I have a quiet one. I have to reconstruct Josh's cot as he is about to grow out of his Moses basket and I need to try and fit a new saddle to my bike, so I can ride to work next week. It must be really simple to fit a saddle, but my bike has an old-fashioned seat post and for the life of me I can't work out how to fit the saddle. Been back to Halfords and got an adaptor, but it still looks wrong to me! Searched the net and nowhere tells you how to do it! It must be really simple and I'm being really thick!

The planning application for our extension has now appeared online. Our designer says it will get through, but I am concerned that it might not. Fingers crossed.

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