I ve been experiencing some numbers lately that I have no explanation for – any input would be highly appreciated:
I am STILL not on basal (still honeymooning) although I was getting ready for taking that jump when I had a period of very active days which got my morning numbers right back to target, so I have been waiting it out. But yesterday this is what happened:
I woke up fairly high (115), so I bolused for my usual breakfast (which keeps my postprandial under 140 usually), I then ate, measured 2 h later, was on 165. Ok, sometimes this happens since the honeymooning makes my pancreas somewhat "unreliable".
I went to work (a very active photoshoot) and thought that this activity surely would bring the numbers down fast.
At first it did. After working for about an hour I measured again, was down to 90. So quite a fast drop (70 points in 1 h)
So I kept on working, almost a bit worried that with the BG dropping so fast I might slide into a low, still having a wee bit left-over Bolus on board. (Not much though, only bolused 2 units 2 hours prior)
After another hour of working (quite strenuously) I measured again and was BACK UP on 140????
No food, just moving around)
In my relatively short career as a PWD this never happened.
I mean, usually, I eat, BG goes up, I exercise, BG goes down. I can handle that.
I cant handle random, unexplainable spikes which I catch by total coincidence. (Usually i wouldnt have measured at this point again)
Any suggestions to why this happened? I was thinking liver dump, since the activity was quite intense, but then: doesnt the liver only start releasing glucose after the BG being down for a long time? Or could it be the liver reacted to the fast drop of numbers?
What does the liver exactly react to- low BG numbers over a longer period of time or is it something else that triggers it?
Or could there be random spikes because my home made basal is running out? But wouldn't that show all the time, not just once randomly?
Any explanations are highly appreciated ;)