went to a long long B-day party last night. it was awesome and, fortunately/ and unfortunately the food was spectacular. so, i figure, as my latest A1c was 6.4%, it wouldn’t hurt to “go to town” giving myself a little freedom from my D. it was buffet style and the selection of food was enormous. i noticed that there was chicken on one of the platters along w/ a kick-but salad w/ goat cheese and walnuts and crazy fancy greens. god only knows what was in that salad dressing. i let it rip. i started by blousing 1.5 units and waiting for my insulin to do its thing. i filled my plate w/ the chicken and the salad. the chicken was awful but the salad was too good to be true. so i figured i would double up on the salad an skip the chicken. well, w/in less that 5 minutes, my cgm showed i had trended up over 40 points. it was that damn dressing. must have had sugar in it. so i gave myself another 2 units. i added some cured beef to my plate (salami, prosciutto, etc). i did NO extended boluses, and for the remainder of the night, although a bit high (180 - 200s) i remained in what i thought was a safe range.
got home, re-tested w/ finger stick. 205. gave myself a correction bolus and went to bed. middle of the night, dexcom HIGH alarm went off, still 200; gave myself another correction and went back to sleep. another alarm went off as i was waking up. another correction bolus. couldn’t figure out why my BGs were not coming down.
it has taken me around about 10 hours to get my BGs back into a “normal” range (135) and, whats upsetting about this, is i feel like i have the flu or something. i am worn out with a headache and body cramps. my legs are killing me and my head is not responding to aspirin. it stinks.
has anyone had this happen w/ such stubborn highs? and, what do you do for it? how do you avoid this from happening in the first place?