Today was weird. I actually went low. I even cheated on my diet & went low again by the end of the day.
A little background - last night I was much more active than normal. I practiced distance throwing golf discs with friends for about 3 hours, then hit the pool for another 2 hours. After all that, I went to bed a bit late and didn't eat anything after about 6:30 last night.This morning, I woke up late, still tired and forgot to take my thyroid medicine for the first time ever. I have also been trying out a different meter - a Freestyle Lite - in addition to my normal AccuCheck Aviva.
My fasting this morning was 96, taken around 8:45 with my Aviva, not too long after I got to work. I was a bit hungry, but not starving. I had to do some traveling to an off-site about a half hours drive from my office. By the time I got there, I was feeling tired, but I mostly attributed it to the long day yesterday & lack of sleep. I only had to check in, and wasn't there too long. On the way back, I realized something was wrong. I started feeling kinda dizzy, and pretty hungry. I made it back into town and stopped at a gas station. By that time, I was starving, but it was only about an hour until lunch at that point. I picked up a Beef Jerky & cheese pack, and scarfed it down. I felt better. At lunch, I cheated on my diet & had chinese food, rice & all. I felt my sugar spike, but about 3 hours later (around 1:45pm) I was down to 115. I finished out the day & went home. Because I was still feeling tired, I kinda dozed for a while. Around 7:00, I realized I had yet to eat & that I needed groceries. On the way to the store I started having blurry vision & feeling like I did early this morning. While walking around the store, I felt off & had a bit of tunnel vision walking down one of the aisles. I made it home & immediately tested using both meters. The results were way off at 97 with my Aviva & 76 with the Freestyle. I tested again and got 95 & 81.
I know T2s on strictly diet control aren’t supposed to go hypo, but I had a lot of the symptoms twice today. I sure felt closer to 76 than to 97. These results also make me question the accuracy of the Aviva that I’ve been using since diagnosis. I had just about decided I liked it better than the Freestyle I’ve been testing (mainly because of the Multiclix lancet). Going by what I’ve read, BGs of 70 & below should be cause for concern, & most meters aren’t that accurate for lows, so I’m going to keep an eye on this for the next couple of days. It’s definitely an anomaly. I went ahead and made Spaghetti meat sauce (minus the actual pasta) for dinner. I was craving meat balls, but the store was out & after cheating earlier I ruled out picking up a sandwich. I finally got to eat around 8:30, and now I feel much better. I think I’m going to call it an early night too.
Writing these blogs is actually kinda cathartic.