When my blood sugar starts to go low, my first real symptom is general wiftyness (which is the exact opposite of swiftness and basically means I act like a bit of an airhead) which sometimes makes it hard to tell if I'm having a blood sugar issue, or just being me.
When my blood sugar starts maneuvering towards towards Canada, I feel very tired, somewhat cranky and like I'm walking through JELLO instead of air. I just want to sleep and yawn between breathes.
I experience the exact same symptoms for high blood sugars, the day before I get my period. Except my blood sugars won't go above 120, no matter what I eat or how little I bolus.
When my infusion set starts to itch, I know it needs to be changed.
If I have unexplained high blood sugars for a few days that have nothing to do with faulty infusion sets, skunky insulin or uber carb loading, I know that my body is fighting something, be it a cold or whatever virus is currently making the rounds. I test more often, sleep more, and maybe try an extended temporary basal rate to ward off whatever bug is currently going around.
The above mentioned are just a few of my many diabetes signs/idiosyncrasies that help navigate through Diabetes Land.
I'm grateful for the heads-up, regardless of what form they take and try to use them to the my advantage whenever they cross my path.
So besides the high and low blood sugars, what are your diabetes signs/idiosyncrasies that give you a heads up as to what's going on before the textbook symptoms known to those of us Diabetes Land start to set in?