I had my colonoscopy this morning, and everything came out fine, no polyps.
Yesterday was a different story. I took the 4 pills at noon, and then at 2 started to take the Gatorade ( 2, 32 oz. bottles mixed with a bottle of Polyethylene Glycol) over a two hour period. No food allowed all day after a light breakfast. I was instructed to drink sugared drinks and jello due to no food being eaten. My blood sugar started rising over 200, so I checked the carb count for the Gatorade, 14g per 8 oz. My I:C ratio is 10:1, so I took 6 U of insulin via the pump, then 6 U via syringe, on the other arm. My blood sugar started dropping with 2 arrows down on my Dex and I knew I was in trouble. When it hit 40, I started drinking sweetened apple juice by the glassful. I did not bolus for any of the apple juice or jello. It still did not come up. I ended up drinking most of the bottle, and still low blood sugar. My husband told me I shouldn't have done the insulin because the Gatorade was going right through me (if you get the drift). I finally put 2 tsp.sugar in a glass of apple juice and drank it,, and my blood sugar rose to 180, where I let it sit overnight. This morning I gave myself .3 units of insulin, and it went to 150, where it was for the colonoscopy. Life was miserable enough with the strong cramps, diarrhea and vomiting, without having to contend with low blood sugar for hours. I guess I should have waited to bolus and just done corrections? Any thoughts?