I’d still choose low… even with a look at the more extreme events.
During the last 2 days, I went through a series of lows with the result that I didn’t sleep for a good 30 hours, missed out on a practical course and now, the day after, am struggling to get my feeling for bg levels back. I still notice real lows but for the rest of the day, I have no idea where I’m standing.
Though, as much as it bothered me, as much as I craved for sleep: I still kind of felt like being able to keep control and kind of aware of what I was doing, and that it helped (until my bg dropped again, that was).
One more day and I would get myself help but I think I’m back to normal… and can go on with everything.
But the few times I ran very high were horrible and one time I was actually scared that things were gliding off my hands. It was way more difficult to handle than a low. There is not much to decide at a very low bg, there is just one option: eat. But a higher high bg? More insulin? If so, how much? More water? Where am I supposed to store that amount in my (not empty) stomach? What if this feeling of dizziness doesn’t go away? What if I actually start throwing up?
As much as I hate hypos and as dangerous they are, I, personally, feel more helpless while being in the high’s
And the more reasonable ranges - no extremes? Low anyway. A mild low won’t hold me off for too long and won’t influence the rest of the day too much while a bg of 200 does.
Also, I’d have to keep checking my bg after treating a high since it depends very much on what I did/ate before or after, so it’s not always easy to predict where I’m going to end up this time. It might work out well. But it happened that I later found myself at 50. Or still at 200.
It’s not that I overcorrect. It’s more the fact that, depending on the cercumstances, sometimes 1 unit will drop my bg 30 points, the other time it’s 60 for 1/2 unit and I can’t always tell before… that’s why I dislike it more in comparison with a low.