One of the most time consuming tasks I’ve faced since becoming a diabetic is calculating carbs.
It just isn’t “natural” to me.
I’m more accustomed to just grabbing food as I needed it.
Currently, it takes about an hour for me to do the relevant calculations then prepare the meal and eat it.
To be fair, it does appear to be cheaper than how I was eating before.
I just don’t enjoy the process.
Getting a high blood sugar when a low one is expected gets me wondering “What went wrong this time.” Sometimes the answer is that I didn’t sleep well. Sometimes the answer might be that I am worried. Recently, the Lispro insulin I use seemed to have “expired”. There is a lot of moving and changing parts here, for sure.
October Update :
It takes time to adjust to anything new. Then it becomes easier. This holds for most things we do. And thankfully, it holds for this carb counting thingy I’ve got going on now and for the rest of my life. There’s about 30 minutes I have to set aside each day for food prep, I’ve learned to anticipate how active I’ll be during the day and plan my carb intake accordingly.