I have a case of the Blood Sugar Blahs.... Basically for the past 24 hrs my blood sugars have been blah, which have me feeling blah. Not a terribly severe (there’s that word again,) case but not necessarily “Blood Sugar Blah Lite", either.
Here's what went down: I went out Saturday night with 2 friends (and their families) who were celebrating both their mutual birthdays. Cut to Sunday morning when I woke up with a pizza and birthday cake hangover & blood sugar of 391 - even thought I went to bed with a blood sugar of 160 plus a correction bolus. #damndiabetes
Needless to say, I wasn’t happy. But pizza a birthday cake happen from time to time and I did what needed to be done & in the form of a combo correction/cover my morning coffee bolus and went on with my day.
Still, my numbers were wickedly slow to go down. Actually my numbers barely went down at all and by lunchtime I reached for the big guns and ended up doing a 24 hr temporary basal rate of 1.7 units an hour on "Ye Olde Insulin Pump."
And even with all that extra faux pancreas juice,(and a site change) my numbers held fast in the 160’s all last night and today I can’t get a way from a blood sugar of lower than 158.
Me thinks this is a bit more than pizza/birthday cake extended high and more like diabetes is effing with me just because it can, type of a situation Or maybe it has to do with it being Monday, but whatev, this too shall pass .
And I know I’m not the only one who’s ever dealt with the Blood Sugar Blahs.... So I have that going for me.
Riddle me this: How do you guys push past the Blood Sugar Blahs without banging your head against the wall or breaking your glucose meter and insulin pump because all the blood sugar frustration has given you the overwhelming urge to smash said items into a million pieces?