The past few days have given me a diabetes heads up so to speak – and I’m grateful for that!
Since Monday morning I’ve been battling elevated blood sugars. Nothing alarming - but I’ve been hovering between the 170s & 190s and just can’t seem to shake them.
On Monday evening I started increasing my temp basal rates on ye olde insulin pump, and I’ve been watching the bgs like a hawk stalking its prey.
And it’s a good thing I did, because Wednesday morning I woke up with a horse throat,a stuffy nose and a general feeling of “God I wish I could go back to bed!”
But because I’d been diligent about watching my stubborn bgs and keeping them under 200, I think I actually fought off something much worse.
Look, we all know that diabetes is a pain in the ass, both literally and figuratively, but sometimes it gives us gifts, besides the fantastical Diabetes On-line Community, empathy,being able to spot the diabetes police at 100 yards and the ability to shoot up insulin through our clothes.
Seriously, being able to track blood sugars and fight off severe highs that can turn into long term organ damage and ketoacidosis are huge gifts in themselves.
BUT being able to track blood sugars that can prevent the cold/ infection our body is currently fighting is also pretty fantastical.
So YES, I choose to look on the bright side of having a cold.
- I was able to prevent my cold from turning into something worse
- I can still go to work
- My numbers haven’t gone above 190 or below 65 – except for the crazy low last night at dinner, which I believe was caused by increasing my temporary basal rate and then bolusing for a tuna salad at dinner. NOTE TO SELF: You always run low after eating fish and you know that! Just because the fish you ate for dinner last night came out of a can doesn’t change that fact silly girl!
- My voice sounds even more flinty; husky & sexy than it normal - which is always a good thing ;)
- And obviously, from the above sentence, I still have my humor ;)