That’s what I feel like tonight. The past three days have been a struggle, with averages in the 300s and after posting last night my BS peaking at 451 last night, I finally was able to push my number down to a “good” 180 by 3 AM this morning. Not trusting, I did a full correction and went back to bed. At 7:30 AM, I still felt awful, and I should because even with the correction, I was back up to 318. What the…
I promptly put a call into my CDE asking her to call me when she could. I then corrected, then ultimately had two rounds of 10 units by syringe before my BS decided to take notice (about 50 units taken before Noon). She called me mid-morning and we went back through my list of what had happened, along with the infinite number of things that could have gone wrong. It all came back to the insulin. While I had tried two new bottles, we had not ruled out that something could be wrong with the supply I had from Medco, my provider. My CDE then got a sample from my doctor, which I picked up shortly after Noon. By then, and all that I had taken in the morning, I was finally down into the low 100s for the first time in three days and could then eat (for the first time today), and then re-prime with a new, unrelated bottle of insulin.
By late afternoon I was actually low and was ready for dinner… with all of the meal skipping over the past three days. Tonight will be the real test. My 2 hour post was slightly above 200, but I did do some snacking for lows, which may not have all made it into the dinner carb count. Last night at this time, I had already hit my 451 number. The real test will be midnight tonight and then into the morning.
Hopefully the monster will stay asleep tonight and let me get back into my routine. If so, I have a call to make to Medco in the morning to see how they would handle an insulin swap.