Like many in the DOC, I've been experiencing seasonal high blood sugars as of late. Not super spastic, crazy sugars that cause me to feel like I'm perpetually walking through J-E-L-L-O while switching to decaf.
No, I'm talking sight and or higher than normal elevations that require a temporary bolus rate, an extra shot of caffeine (and or B12) and more patience than this Diazon is known to have.
I first noticed the continuous, slightly elevated bgs a few weeks ago, and thought I'd discovered a new dead spot (always a delightful a-ha moment,) but after changing my infusion set several times, I realized it was me, not my site. So in actuality, yours truly had two a-ha moments occurred that day - Oprah would be proud!
The temporary bolus rate stays for a few days I run normal. Then I give my old basal rates a try, and for a few days all is well, then the elevated blood sugars start again.
I swear it's like I'm wearing elevated blood sugar platform shoes (which bring to mind all sorts of funky visuals) as if late, even when I'm in my comfy asics gels.
This is also the time of year when my first diabetes symptoms started to appear all those years ago. I've been thinking a lot about that time of my life as of late, I always do - the reminders are all around me.
The Indian summer days, the crisp start if fall nights, watching the kids in the neighborhood trek off to the first day of school. I think about the little girl long ago who started third grade filled with excitement and extreme thirst all those years ago. The same little girl whose new clothes started to hang on her and who wanted to sleep after school more than she wanted to play with her friends.
Anyway, enough about memory lane and my diaversary - I'll be writing about both soon enough.
Back to the issue of the pain in the ass known as seasonal high blood sugars.
Are you experiencing seasonal high blood sugars and if so, how are you handling them? When were you diagnosed with diabetes? Do you think there two are connected?