The past few days haven’t been all that great. BG wise, they were good, sort of. BG rose yesterday after some bread at dinner. Not that much however, and I intercepted it in time. And today morning, I spent 2 units just to calm down my damn liver. I did not sleep well, which always worsens morning phenomena for me.
The thing is, as said, the BG was actually pretty good. No spikes over 140. My problems currently are psychological. A side effect of tight BG control can be that you become anxious and kinda obsessed with it, and worry even about tiny BG increases. It didn’t help that I was having confidence problems with the xDrip+ calibrations, mainly because I am not so familiar with them. Up until now, I was using xDrip+ together with libreOOPalgorithm to be able to use the Abbott algorithm for calculating BG and send it to xDrip+. But, once I noticed differences of over 30 mg/dL between the official Abbott algorithm and the BG meter, I decided to give calibrated xDrip+ (that is, without libreOOPalgorithm) a try.
My current problem is that it got stuck in my head to treat this as an exact science, when in reality, it just can’t be exact. There isn’t even a foundation for that - BG meters and CGMs are nowhere near accurate enough (yet?) for that. I measure 101 mg/dL now with the BG meter, and 114 mg/dL one hour later. Legitimate increase, or a measurement fluke? Both are possible, and yet I immediately think “OMG, need to calibrate with the 114 mg/dL”.
Add to that the effect christmas and new year’s have on someone who’s lonely, and how I got diagnosed with additional autoimmune diseases months ago, and you can see how I am currently not feeling so well.
What do you do to get your spirits up? I was thinking of doing some low carb days. That way, at least the BG would be calm and easy to manage, and most importantly, it would not be on my mind.