Monday, March 29, 2010

Basal Testing PSYCH-OUT

So I was all set this morning to fast- I really was. I'd psyched myself out on Sunday that from 9 a.m until 5p.m. today, I was going to FINALLY start my basal testing and fast the day away! Just so I'm 100% clear- I'm not a fan of fasting, AT ALL. But fan or not, it needs to be done.

Sundays blood sugars were great, except for the after dinner lows. For some reason my blood sugars kept going south after dinner and no matter how much I treated, my blood sugar was showing that it was still under 80. I tested and tested again- fearing that my meter my be off the mark- and yes, the numbers fluctuated between 100 and 75. The number on my borrowed CGM, (on loan to me from Gary Scheiner, a friend and CDE who is helping me w/my basal rates) was reporting a number somewhere in between - I didn't know what number to go with! FDA- please take note of the meter numbers!

I was tired, I had work in the morning and I wanted to catch some ZZZZs.

Finally at 11:30 p.m, I decided to lower my midnight basal rate and had a few teaspoons of one of my favorite guilty pleasures, peanut butter and jam on a spoon.

Cut to 6:45 am this morning- when I awoke too my borrowed CGM buzzing to tell me that my blood sugar 279 while my meter reported that I was 291.

I did a bolus correction for the 291 and 15 grams of carbs because coffee makes my numbers go north- and high bg or not, this Diazon was not skimping on her morning coffee!

Anyway, my basal testing is pushed back yet another day- Can you say PSYCH-OUT?

6 comments:

Cara said...

Ug. I hate it when that happens. Better luck next time?

Jim Huck said...

It can be so difficult. Our livers and hormones have a mind of their own.

Karen said...

Aww, shoot, and you were all set to go too. :( Okay, Diabetes, listen up. You won this one, but Kelly gets to win tomorrow!!! You are on notice - behave!!!

Tristan said...

I know what you mean about hating to fast. I believe in mind over matter and I believe that sometimes our minds can take over in the worst ways like what you experienced. I can easily stress my blood sugar either high or low depending on what is least convenient.

Take a deep breath. You can do this! Good luck the next time you try it.

Amy said...

I just went through this as well, K2 - check out my lament at:
http://www.diabetesmine.com/2010/03/basal-testing-a-new-kind-of-torture.html

Ellen said...

Love that you have the plan in place and will succeed in doing it when the time is absolutely right.