Just when you think you have a pretty good handle on everything, things get crazy. I’m starting to think there can never be a pattern, or a norm or even an answer to how blood sugar rises and falls. I’ve decided that diabetes is very, very sneaky!
It started when I randomly checked my blood sugar right after I woke up and got a reading of 257. What?!? I thought my meter had gone loopy. Everyday previous to that one, I checked my BS about an hour after I wake up, before I take a shot and it is always in the 110-115 area. It had to be a mistake, until it happened again, and again. I realized that as I get up and move around it drops dramatically, so I never saw the high. I think, well as long as it is coming down on it’s own, I’m good.
Now, other things are changing, like my weight. I’ve lost about 8 pounds in the last couple of weeks, bringing me to 95lbs. Now, I’ll never complain about weight loss, but it’s also affecting my sugars. I’m running at a great 85 before meals, but even with my insulin, I’m spiking to 300s and landing at around 180 (and that’s on 23 grams of carbs at 1 meal!!) I’ve always been very sensitive to insulin, and I think I still am sensitive to my basal. I changed my novolog in case it was bad, but no change. The crazy swings are starting to make me feel tired and bad, and I’m afraid to adjust my insulin on my own.
And then there are unexpected lows, I’ve recently started to have. Like the dramatic drops after I start to run, or on the drive home from a party. They always seem to happen in the worst place…MY CAR! I am now sufficiently stocked with candy corn, glucose tabs and all things sweet wherever I go!
Luckily, I see the endo next Friday, and I hope he will have some answers.