I’m still new to this type 1, but today I had my first real low, where I felt like I’m very high (weed) and I was sure that I will faint…
I’m still in the honneymoon phase so I stopped taking long lasting insulin, and I’m only on fast acting insulin.
Today I took my 2 units of insulin for breakfast (25 g of carbs), and I usually have a very long pre-bolus around 35-45 minutes in the morning, but something super strange happen today; my dexcom started to alert me 15 minutes after I took my insulin that I’m going low. I didn’t believe it, so I checked my bs and it was 55. Super strange, I ate fast, and took additional carbs (total 50carbs) and 15 minutes later I checked and I was 45 super scary and didn’t make any sense. At this point I just felt awful and was sure that I’m going to faint, so ate another 60g of carbs.
10 minutes later I was fine, and my bs picked at 220… crazy, it should have been much higher given all the ■■■■ that I ate (more than 100 g of carbs.)
OK, so what did just happen? at first I was sure that I took more insulin than I should’ve, but I double checked the pen, and it seemed around the usage that I would expect (it’s a new pen, so I didn’t see any crazy skew that I wouldn’t expect), well maybe I took 5-6 units, who knows, but still, it shouldn’t impact me so fast (going from 95 to 45 in 20 minutes post injection)
Maybe I injected to some crazy spot that acts immediately? is it a real thing? I usually inject to my stomach in the morning, so not sure.
and now the crazy theory, I did a meditation today, I’m not used to it, and I felt amazing, calm and relax before my breakfast, did this thing somehow change my insulin sensitivity?
well it seems crazy, but it’s the first real low that I have, and I can’t really explain it
just to be clear I was 95 before I tool insulin, and 55 15 minutes later … crazy and I didn’t have any insulin on board (no long lasting for now…)