Sometimes, I like that blood sugar is abbreviated “BS.” It’s rather appropriate right now.
It has not been a good morning. I was having a low yesterday evening in the hour before I went to bed. I think I over-counted the carbs I ate. Anyway, I had to fix the low and go to bed shortly after, so I wasn’t surprised when I woke up with my numbers a little high: 144.
So I bolused the correction and went on my way to exercise.
It seemed to stay steady during the entire hour at around 145. Then as soon as I got home it started to rise to 170. Then I bolused for a correction plus my 16 carb breakfast.
Now, my BS rising during exercise has been normal. We do a good mix of aerobic and anaerobic. I have a higher basal during exercise, but I’m not sure it’s quite perfect. I’m used to it temporarily rising during/shortly after exercise and coming back down later.
But oh no, not today! By the time I showered and got to work (hour+ later), it crawled up to around 190. It just wouldn’t go down. At all. Finally got mad and did a manual bolus (the pump was telling me I had more active insulin than what was needed for the correction, but I was at a steady 190 for two hours). It’s finally coming down now at 11:30. 150 and my CGMS trend is dropping slowly.
I hope I don’t crash in a bit because of the extra manual bolus. Then again, it makes me mad that this happened in the first place. So in a screwed-up way, I almost want it to go low so I don’t feel like I’m going insane.
One thing I will say about CGM–I tend to get obsessed when I’m climbing toward high BS. I want it fixed NOWNOWNOW. I have a real hard time keeping level headed and patient. This was never a problem before since I didn’t have a graph showing me what was going on at all times.
I hope I will continue to write in here about diabetes woes. It seems like a better place to vent than where I’ve chosen to in the past. We’ll see!