Sometimes diabetes just doesn’t make any sense. As soon as you think you are understanding it, there it goes again. Most recent example was last night. Throughout most of the day my sugar was low, I was eating glucose tabs and Skittles all day at work because it just kept going back down. When I got home at about 5:30 and went to the gym my blood sugar was right around 110 or so. I ate, then worked out at the gym for 45 minutes went to Wal-Mart and Target and then came home and checked my sugar and it was up to 230 – something. Unbelievable. I didn’t even eat anything that would have caused it to go high like that. Like I said, it confuses me at times.
Then there are times like Sunday when I went to Olive Garden. It has been well documented on what happens to my body and sugars when I go to Olive Garden. I overeat and then next thing you know my sugar is soaring over 350 just about everytime. So I took just a little more insulin than usual but spaced it out a little more this time with a wave bolus. Well, instead of my sugar getting up to 350, it was about 300 points lower, about 67 when I tested 3 hours later. What the heck is that all about? I have no idea. Once again, diabetes confusing me.
I guess if I was wearing my CGM I would be able to catch these things a little easier. But I’m not wearing it. The sensors that I have are expired, even though I think that they would still work, I have just been too lazy. I’m not going to get more sensors until next year because of the whole deductible thing. There was a span in there that I didn’t test for close to 4 hours, so that is my own fault. Especially when at work I test once an hour, so it’s almost like I am wearing a CGM.
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Thank you all.