I just can’t seem to keep my BG up today. ARGH! It’s driving me batty! It’s actually been a bit of an issue since yesterday, but at least yesterday I wasn’t so far in the hole.
After swimming yesterday I was down to 74. Not horrible. Not even treatable if it weren’t for the fact that I needed to drive, so I took a glucose tablet before driving home to eat lunch, of course. Ate lunch, dosed properly. All was well. Went on with life.
Before dinner I was down to 62. Not horrible. Didn’t have the shakes, and it was dinner time, so no big deal. Ate dinner, just took less insulin. Yay for less insulin!!!
Went to bed with sugars in the normal range at 115… woke up at 2am burning up, just shy of breaking into sweats. BG at 45. Eeek. Hadn’t seen that number in awhile. Took a handful of glucose tablets, chased it with some cheese for protein, and went back to bed after all was seemingly good. Woke up at 6:15 with my BG at 67. OK. Not horrible, but squint-worthy.
I had a big smoothie for breakfast. 100g cauliflower, 85g baby carrots (both pre-cooked and cooled), 140g of mixed frozen berries, 1 cup whole milk, 1 scoop whey powder. NO INSULIN. Despite my usual morning rise and dogged horrible insulin resistance in the mornings, BG only got up to 106 two hours later. What the actual…
Well then! We stopped at Starbucks, and I got a Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Took just enough insulin to cover the carbs in the milk, or so I thought. Hah! Next check 2 hours later, I was down to 88! Grr. Well, that was fine. Lunch was in 30-45 minutes anyway!
Well, with the way the prior two days had been going, and with the fact we were about to go walk at the Aquarium for a couple of hours, what better day to take care of the Long John Silvers hankering that’s been gnawing at me for weeeeeks - and I don’t mean the healthy, low-carb baked stuff! I got the 1-fish, 2-chicken meal, with green beans and corn, and took only HALF of my normal insulin, and went on about my day. We came out of the aquarium, sure enough, BG down to 69. Darn it! OK.
One glucose tab should be enough to make it through the grocery store, surely! Things go fine, but then later here I am sitting at home and suddenly seeing spots. WHAM. BG at 50!!! Three glucose tabs and hey, after that an Atomic Fireball candy to suck on just for fun! An hour later my BG’s only 56. What the! Well alrighty then! Four Trader Joe’s Cashew Toffee Cookies it is (around 25g of carbs there)… 30 mins later and I’m at 115.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s been great being ABLE to eat All The Carbs without taking much insulin at all today but dang, I’m starting to feel rather tired from running low (and struggling to not take a nap) and quite frankly I’m kind of scared to go to sleep without setting a 2 or 3am alarm tonight. And if I set an alarm there’s no guarantee that I’ll be able to go back to sleep. And if I don’t go back to sleep I won’t make it to water aerobics in the morning. BLECH.
And there’s just no real reason for it. I know I didn’t get appreciatively more exercise on Monday than I have been as of late. Today was more walking than I normally do on a Tuesday but no more than I normally do on a Saturday errand-running day. I didn’t take my Lantus twice or anything like that. I’ve just been running low for no reason other than “HA HA HA! Diabetes!” Grrr.