Yesterday was not a fun day. Basically, it went like this. Sat in my office chair almost all day, didn’t eat lunch because I completely forgot all about it, before dinner had a 581 blood sugar and before I went to bed it was 115. So what happened in between? I honestly don’t know.
Around 2 o’clock I tested and the meter read 145 and I went right back to work and didn’t even eat anything. I did forget to take my Levemir in the morning, but I didn’t want to take the morning dose so late and then would need to adjust the night time dosage of it as well. I am taking half my Levemir at night and half in the morning. After a quick trip to Target, which everyday is either a trip to Target, Walmart or the Dollar Store when you are married to a teacher.
Our spaghetti and meatballs were almost done so I decided to test again….581. Wait, what did the meter just say? I tested again, now it just said HI, like it was playing with me. I told Amanda that it was crazy high, so I would not be eating dinner with her and I would eat later. After taking a massive amount of insulin for a correction and drinking a lot of water it was beginning to come down. That wasn’t my only issue at this time.
I also have a caffeine addiction, a really bad one. If I don’t drink an energy drink or a large coffee after lunch, I begin to get nauseous and light headed around dinner time. If I don’t have that caffeine, I have to take a nap or lay down for a bit and then I feel all better, that is until I drink a soda with my dinner. With that little side story, I didn’t have an energy drink yesterday, so mixed with the high blood sugar was also the caffeine withdrawal I was dealing with it, so it was time to take a nap while Amanda ate and hope that my sugar came down enough to be able to eat when I woke up.
I slept for a little over an hour and when I woke up my sugar was now down to 310 or so. I still wanted to wait a bit for it to get down below 200 because I just cooked spaghetti and meatballs, you better believe I was eating it. Once it went below 200, I bolused again for the meal and ate. The rest
of the night my numbers were great, hovering around 115-140. When I went to bed my blood sugar was 115.
I did wake up in the middle of the night with a low, but with some bedside Skittles that was fixed pretty quickly. Now on to today for a whole other advantage with diabetes. Can’t wait!