I got a positive covid test on 30 March and have been ill for the past month with a moderate case. I have been home the whole time except for being sent to the hospital for xrays when I was having trouble breathing, with O2 sat levels in the lower 90s.
I am finally feeling better and more like myself but my blood sugar is really wacky. I understand that because I have been in bed for a month that my bgs will be harder to control-my usual routine is about an hour of strength/running/cycling every day, with longer 15-20 km walks at weekends-but it is so strange. As soon as I eat (or drink coffee) my bg is like a rocket. Even when I make sure to pre-bolus by like 30 or 40 minutes. Then I need loads of correction.
Has anyone else experienced this post covid? Could this massive change be just from not moving as much as before? For the past week I have been walking, starting at 5000 steps, getting all the way up to 10,000 steps today, split up into a couple of walks a day. So it is not like I am not moving at all.
So yes, maybe things are a bit sluggish bc of moving less, but I AM moving and I Am pre-bolusing. BG during covid was great, as I had no appetite or strength to eat.
Today I have upped my basal to 110% in hopes of having more background insulin to fight the spikes. Struggling here. I will be seeing my endo on 18/5.