Last week was filled with a lot of work, I mean a lot of work for me. I have been working on continuing to re-design this blog because to me it just doesn’t seem right. Is it easy for you to read, anything distracting you, or fonts too difficult to read? Along with that blog I have been working on a re-design on the other blog that I write about internet marketing and social media, Chris Stocker, Inc. I have also been updating the Facebook accounts I have, and my LinkedIn, and Flickr, and about 10 other things including designing a website for my new company, CSI Marketing Solutions, LLC. I also recently read Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck, which if you want to get things and not sleep for about a week, I recommend that book.
With all of this work, and it’s not been completed yet, I foresee the same thing going on this week as well. Last week from Monday-Friday I slept, in total, about 15 hours. I was going to bed at 3:30 and waking up at 6:30 and getting back at it for an hour before I would begin getting ready for work. See I work a 9-5, and run a business and do contract work on the side so I need about 8-10 hours a day to do that. Then there is the 2 blogs that I write on a daily basis which adds about another 10 hours a week. So, adding that up, we’re looking at around 20 hours of work a day, and no time for sleep. This picture pretty much sums up my week last week.
Typically, the later I stay up, the more my blood sugars go up. It’s basically a hand in hand thing. I tend to start eating snacks in the middle of the night as well because I am up later and getting hungry and need to eat something. I told myself last week that I am not going to let this happen, if I’m staying up later, I will make sure my sugars don’t go crazy. I have done a pretty damn good job of it. Throughout the nights my sugar didn’t really go over 200 maybe once or twice. Here is a breakdown of my morning sugars this past week (my best ever):
Monday – 112
Tuesday – 88
Wednesday – 94
Thursday – 104
Friday – 125
Friday night however ended up being a different story. My sugar, after being great in the morning, just shot up all day long and didn’t come back down. It was on average about 325, with a high of 496. I went to the movies to see Saw VI and I went to the bathroom when I got there and then I usually will go right before the movie starts so I don’t miss any of the movie. So, I went as soon as the previews started but when I came back I told Amanda that I feel like I already have to go again. I just thought that maybe my jeans were a little too tight and they were pushing in on my bladder, because that sometimes happens if I’m wearing a pair of jeans that don’t fit me the best. About halfway through the movie I just had to go again, I couldn’t hold it any longer. And for those of you that know the Saw movies, you know you can’t miss a second, because something is going to happen. I literally ran out to the bathroom and ran back within about 20 seconds and didn’t miss anything. As soon as the movie was over, I had to go again.
When we got out to the car I tested and that’s when I was at 496. I was about to correct, but I knew that it was a bad site, so putting more insulin into it wasn’t going to do a damn thing. I took just a little bit just so it wouldn’t go any higher, I knew it wouldn’t bring it down, but I was just trying to eliminate an even higher number. Once we got home I took out the old site and was getting the stuff together to put in a new one. Well guess what, I couldn’t find the pretty blue insertion device to put in the infusion set. Finally after digging through my room Amanda found it, in the first place that I looked. In the morning when I woke up my sugar was down to 185, so it went down. Saturday was a little of the same story, high all day long, but not as high, this was in the mid 200’s. So, I wasn’t sure what was going on.
Throughout the daytime hours my sugars aren’t going all over the place either. Even with drinking about 4-5 cups of coffee and drinking at least 1 energy drink, sometimes 2 a day are not affecting my sugars. The coffee usually does, but energy drinks don’t ever make a difference on my sugar levels. I know that the sleep deprivation is not good for me, but I don’t plan on doing it for a while, just until I get this work finished and everything is up and running. I just fear that when I am done with the work and want to go to bed early, I’m not going to be able to because I will be so used to staying up later.
We shall see.