For the past two days, I’ve been in Atlanta for a conference. Yes, this meant flying, sitting, and eating according to someone else’s menu - all things that can usually put a bump in the good blood sugar plans. But then there’s always been my trusty NovoLog to even it out (well, at least since May when I finally let my doctor make me take it).
BUT NOT THIS TIME!! I can’t seem to get below 200 after eating. After eating less than 10 carbs in a complete meal, and all in the form of vegetables. After crazily overestimating my bolus and STILL ending up at 269 two hours after my lunch of chicken salad and veggies. After eating the driest meatloaf known to man and the soggiest broccoli ever slopped in an airport restaurant bowl, I STILL ended up at 239, up from 130 before “dinner.”
I don’t get it, and I’d really appreciate some insight on this one, my friends.
I couldn’t have become extremely insulin resistant overnight, right? I threw out my last flexpen of NovoLog right before I left because I was having similar crazy high readings for about a day - so I got mad, blamed the heat, and threw it in the trash with an appropriate amount of gusto. I double checked with another meter, and the last reading with accurate. CRAPPY, but accurate.
I think I’ve shot up over 40 units of NovoLog over the past two days in about 8 different corrections. For perspective, I keep it low carb and usually only shoot up maybe 4 units a day with one shot. This is ridiculous. Oh yeah, waking up at 228 and 158 was great fun too.
My pulled from thin air guesses are:
- Something having to do with my period (though never happened before)
- Bad lot of insulin - does this actually happen?
- Something because I haven’t exercised according to my normal routine in two weeks
- My basal is screwed up - maybe I should just start randomly increasing my Levemir
- My little Type I self became super insulin resistant almost overnight
I’m on 24 units of Levemir (12 units, 2x a day) and an I:C ratio of 1:10. And I’m at the absolute end of my rope. When do I call my doctor? When do I just start screwing with medications? What happened to my blissfully good control that I’ve had for the past two months? And is all this my fault?