I have been on the Animas Vibe insulin pump almost 1 year now (type 1 diabetes 43 years on insulin). I feel I should definitely be getting better blood sugar results (daily tests, I test about 8 times a day). I tweak my basal rates . I know I am eating too many sweet things, I have a very sweet tooth. I can be very good all day (even more so when in work), but once I get home and kick my shoes off I snack on sweets, chocolate (if around), carbs carbs carbs (I'm addicted to the after 5pm. Even when I have a healthy evening meal ready prepared I still go for the carbs no matter what. I do have a drop in my blood sugar mid afternoon and adjust basal rates to sort this. I eat the same breakfast every day (2 slices white toast), I have less carbs for lunch, usually a stew, or salad with fruit. I don't have any snacks during the day. But come nighttime I am like a carb/sweet monster.
I am trying to lose about 45 lbs, I do go swimming a few times a week and I work fulltime (am on my feet most of the day). I desperately need to get my blood sugars under control and get feeling healthier. I see my pump nurse tomorrow at my hospital and I am going to be honest with her about how I am struggling with food.
I feel like I'm the only one who behaves lie this and am feeling a bit of a failure at the moment.