I haven’t been able to formulate much of a blog post lately, my apologies. So instead, I decided to take the diabetes related happenings in my life during the past week and summarize them into two lists: the Diabetes Frustrations and the Diabetes Triumphs:
- For the past week or two, I’ve noticed that my blood sugar has been sky rocketing after I eat even though I haven’t changed my carb counting or insulin dosing. Basically I’m not doing anything different from what I have been doing, but my bg numbers are going crazy! Pretty much every time I pick up my CGM, my reaction is WTF! I just don’t understand it. On top of that, I keep waking up in the middle of the night in the 300’s and feeling sick. I’ve been going to sleep at a perfectly fine number and still wake up high in the middle of the night. Not sure what’s going on, but it’s becoming incredibly frustrating.
|Grumpy Cat seemed fitting|
- On a related note, why is it that I never fail to hear my CGM go off in the middle of the night when my alarm is set at 180 and I’m at 186, but when I’ve been over 300 for hours….silence?!
- A couple of days ago, I had exactly enough time to workout, shower, change, and then leave so that I wouldn’t be late for a dinner party. But of course I had to have a low (35) after my workout that threw everything off. My lows have the best timing! With no time to spare and now running behind, I ended up taking my gatorade in the shower to make sure that my bg would start going back up. Seemed like a good idea at the time…
- At said dinner party, someone made this lovely comment in reference to the desserts, “I’m going to have diabetes when I finish this all.” ARGH! I kept my mouth shut, I just didn’t feel like getting into it. My friend standing next to me looked right at me when he said it. She knows and understands how much I hate that statement. Glad someone does!
- While playing with my dog on my bed, I scooted backwards on my stomach and an infusion set that had been in for less than 24 hours fell completely off. Love when that happens.
- I got a letter from my endo’s office saying that my appointment date and time had changed as well as my doctor. Confused, I called to see why I had a different doctor listed. Turns out that the endo I’ve been seeing for the past few years decided to stop seeing patients! Grrrrrrr, thanks for the heads up! Of course this has to come right after the best A1c I’ve had in years. Unfortunately with all the extended highs I’ve had lately, I know my A1c is going to jump way back up. I’m pissed that my first appointment with a new doctor that I now have to find has to be an appointment where my A1c is going to be much higher than I want and not reflective of the hard work I had been doing.
- I decided to sleep in on my day off after staying up late the night before. However, I was woken up by my mom who was concerned that something was wrong. She thought that I may have passed out, because I wasn’t awake before 10. No Mom, I’m not unconscious, I’m just sleeping. But, I do appreciate the concern, and thanks for checking.
- CGM, stop with the “???”! It’s not helpful and I don’t know why you are confused!!
- And to top it all off, last night my CGM sensor, which had been in for only 1 day, came off in my sleep. It was in a new place and I guess all the tossing and turning knocked it off. Lovely.
- Finally remembered to change my lancet.