Does anything this extreme happen to anyone else when you have a big sudden schedule change?
I have a pretty regular schedule. Due to later shifts, I go to sleep late and wake up around 10am. I have a very pronounced dawn phenomenon, but have my basal rates set to double around 5:30am and this works great. I wake up every morning around 90 and it will stay that way until I eat.
Then come… da da dum… doc appointment days. Unfortunately, all my docs here (Germany) will only take blood for things like a1c’s at 8am. So, whenever I have a blood test I’m suddenly getting up 4 hours earlier than normal to get ready and to travel and I’m totally worn out, red eyed and headachy. I’ll be at 90 when I wake up, but it will rise so quickly that it’s crazy. Every 10 minutes I’ll be up another 30 points. I’ve even tried kicking my basals up to 3 units per hour (!) at 4am on those days. That helps a little, but still… I’ll wake up at 90 and then it will rise, rise, rise. If I don’t take drastic action it can hit 300 in less than 2 hours. With a ridiculously huge bolus I can at least keep it under 180 usually. This is just so crazy compared to normal and always makes me look terrible on every fasting lab test. The docs see “fasting glucose: 267” and think the worst, you know. Am I the only one this happens to???