So, I was up in the night and posted earlier. There was a gnawing in my stomach, so I ate a handful of mixed nuts, thinking it wouldn’t disrupt my numbers too much. Got about 3.5 or 4 more hours of sleep (with several more trips to the bathroom), finally got up around 7:15. Fed the boys and stuck my finger — 131. Damn.
Later — After several days of cramps and pains, my belly-gut is sorta feeling less horrible.
And I think I might be doing my insulin shots wrong. I’m supposed to dial the unit number of the assigned dosage, “pinch an inch” of belly fat, put the needle into that bit of belly fat, press the plunger all the way down, and then wait 10 seconds before removing the needle. I’ve been doing that, yet invariably there is a drop or two more of the insulin coming up out of the needle, which I *think* was supposed to stay under my skin. I’m not going to change the dosage that I dial up, but I’m wondering if I’m supposed to keep it held in until the needle actually empties.
Much later: took my prelunch insulin, fixed a cheese sandwich, and finally fell asleep just about the time I was to take the afternoon finger-stick. A bit of a treat to sleep an hour and a half, nearly almost sorta-kinda pain-free, but took a fingerstick anyway — 140. Not horrible.
Right now cooking Sunday Soup – a pound of ground beef, 1 cup mirepoix, 2 orders Boracho beans, 1 order Mexican rice, can of diced tomatoes, and bag of soup-mix vegetables. Plus a quart of chicken broth. The beans and rice were side dishes from recent orders from Iguana Joe’s, so not a lot of actual preparations on my part. Just throw everything into the cast iron Dutch oven and let it simmer a good long while.