My Internal Diabetes Clock has been all sorts of wacky the past few weeks.
Two weeks back my daily insulin intake was in the mid twenties and I was hardly bolusing for meals - It was almost as if my pancreas was spitting out insulin, which of course it wasn't, but it sure seemed that way. And while I was in California my numbers were surprisingly good, except for a nasty early morning high at the Philadelphia airport that took the whole 6 hour flight to LAX to get back normal and a middle of the night low at the hotel on Saturday night/Sunday morning that had me talking in my sleep - but that's for another post.
And these past 5 days, (and always between the hours of 2 and 3 a.m.,) my IDC (Internal Diabetes Clock) has been waking me up with that weird low feeling. You know the feeling, where you get woken up from what you thought was a deep REM sleep and feel all types of tingly and shaky and spaghetti limbed and you know your numbers are heading south faster than a rumor spreads on the internetz!
So I'd flip on my nightstand light (which was shining incredibly bright,) to test and confirm that I was indeed low, except for the times I'd immediately reach for the glucose tabs and treat.
I'd pop glucose tabs and then stumble to the kitchen for a small glass of juice, (guess who ran out of juiceboxes for her nightstand stash?) and then wait impatiently for my numbers to start pointing north so I could finally turn off the light and get some much needed sleep.
6:30 a.m. came all to early and I'd wake up bleary eyed and in the high 190's.
One night of the above I could deal with; two nights in a row I considered coincidence, three nights in a row and I seriously began to wonder what the hell was going on with my Internal Diabetes Clock!
So on Saturday (night #4) I decreased my 12 a.m. - 5a.m. basal down to 0.95 units and still woke up low at 2:30 in the morning at 66.
Last night I decreased said basal rate to 0.90 units and slept through the night, but woke up this morning at 6:30 and with a blood sugar of 72.
So I guess I'm getting there. Tonight I'll decrease the 12 a.m. basal rate yet again to 0.85 units and see what happens.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that once I go ahead and get this Internal Diabetes Clock idiosyncrasy figured out, my IDC will reset itself again - Just for shits and giggles~