I just can't seem to get it right today, Blood Sugar Nirvana was just not happening.
For the record, I blame Scott Johnson for my high blood sugar. Why? Because very soon after I read his High Blood Sugar post, my own went off the charts. Coincidence or fact? YOU BE THE JUDGE.
Thanks Scotty, I owe you one.
Seriously though, I woke up low, like really low, like 42. My lips were numb and my limbs felt strangely detached from my body. I hate when this happens and really try and avoid the lows ALL COSTS.
Not only do I feel as if I've lost all control, but my life depends on getting said numbers back to normal.
I drank my juice and downed a bowl of the forbidden fruit - Special K cereal with strawberries. I even had a spoonful (or two) of peanut butter with honey and a swig of soy milk.
Over treating of course led to a mid day high.
I didn't eat lunch because at 292, lunch was just not an option and my head hurt something fierce. Ah...The joys of the blood sugar high and the headache and sluggishness off the chart numbers bring. Still, I had to plow through projects and focus on work.
I pushed through the day and drank some tea.
The stubborn B.S. lingered around 210 all afternoon, which caused my anxiety rise,
I changed my infusion set once, and increased my basal rate, TWICE.
I drank four 16 oz bottles of water and peed like a race horse.
Ketones were negative, so....I had that going for me.
At 4:25, I was 179 and at dinner I was 103.
Things looked and felt like everything was back to normal, FINALLY.
I must admit, dinner was pretty damn delicious. Partly due to my fabulous culinary skills that created a magnificent broccoli and Cheddar quiche, and party due to my non existent lunch, I was famished!
Current blood sugar 1.5 hours after my meal, 160.
Finally, all is right with my world.
Shit happens, and so does diabetes. Sometimes highs occur and the more we worry, the higher our blood sugar goes.
Sometimes there's a reason, and sometimes there isn't. Regardless of the cause, we have to monitor it and wait for our numbers to drop. The world doesn't stop just because our blood sugars decide to mess with our day. Clocks continue ticking, work needs to be finished, and deadlines must be met.
We have to regain control over our diabetes, no matter how long it takes.
Diabetes teaches us patience, whether we want to learn it or not.