When I use the term Bolus-Worthy, I’m talking about something that can be difficult on my blood sugar, or that will require a larger than usual amount of insulin, but is absolutely worth the trouble. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Bolus-Worthiness lately, after a conversation with a T1 friend and also after spending the day at The Big E. (Nothing like fair food to really get you thinking about boluses!!)
My conclusion? We probably all have a very different list of treats that are bolus-worthy and treats that are just not worth it. And my list has many qualifiers to the items. Curious about what I am and am not willing to drain my pump reservoir for? Well, here are a few things that come to mind . . . .
SODA: Never, ever bolus-worthy. First of all, I don’t really drink that much soda anyway. And when I do, I’m perfectly happy to choose a diet option rather than try to bolus for the big sugar spike.
CUPCAKES: I’m tempted to say “always bolus-worthy”, but upon further reflection I find that’s not quite true. Cupcakes form Crumbs, yes, are always bolus-worthy in my book. But a crappy vanilla cupcake with icky-sweet frosting from my local grocery store’s less than stellar bake shop? I think I’ll pass, thank you very much.
CHOCOLATE: If it’s the high-quality, decadent stuff, I will always deem it bolus-worthy. If it’s the cheap, waxy stuff, then no. Except, of course, during that time of month where I will rip someone’s head off if I don’t GET SOME CHOCOLATE NOW . . . . then even the crap chocolate is worth the insulin.
ORANGE JUICE: never bolus-worthy
MIMOSA: always bolus-worthy
BLOODY MARY: even better, because I usually can drink one and not bolus at all!!
LOBSTER RAVIOLI: oh hell yes!! And also? CHEESECAKE!
I’m sure I can go on and on, but first I’m curious to hear what you absolutely do and don’t deem Bolus-Worthy. Care to share?