Back in my clubbing days of the 80's (am I aging myself here? ) - Freak Out was the chic song to dance to! Right now, this song is going thru' my head as I try to cope with having low blood sugars since basically the last few days. Add to the top of my problems with having a computer shutting down on me at its will as I try to type this out to you. It's another Freak Out, as my bread and butter depends on a functioning computer and just trying to cope like a normal human being. Scream!! Who said diabetics lead an easy life, wait, wasn't that me at the IDF World Diabetes Congress, spreading the gospel truth of life with diabetes is easy ... NOT!!!!
I thought at first this was due to my having the H1N1 vaccine yesterday. I've heard other diabetics having to cope with high blood sugars due to the vaccine, and of course, I seem to be the odd one out (why should that not surprise me one bit) in experiencing low blood sugars.
Well, so far, no curly pig tail has developed with my having the vaccine. I'm feelling fine, except for having to deal with life as a space cadet and at the same time, function as a normal human being. I am NOT happy. It's day like this that I wish I had an endo or medical team at my finger tips that understood what we diabetics go thru', and also someone that understands a diabetic on a pump. Scream!
So, I am now going to go and test my BG. It's not something I really have to do, as I know I'm low, again, but I'm just curious as to what number I'm sitting at, after having food to eat, again. It doesn't seem to really bring me up much past 5.0 mmol/l -which is fine, but then I'm back down to 3.0 mmol/l range again, and that's without any insulin! This is not fun when I'm spinning the roulette wheel of life with trying to figure out, what the heck is causing me to use very little insulin at meal times, snack times, whatever times! What is freaking me out more is that 'm going on holidays in a few weeks, where I use less insulin. I want to remember this holiday without having continual episodes of lows and going into la-la-land!!! Scream (please note - I am not a screamer - it's just appropriate at the moment for my frustratiion).
Any advise is much appreciated, as I try my best to cope with this latest curve ball in the life of a diabetic, looking thru' a semi haze here (thank goodness I can type without looking at the keyboard or screen). Wait, maybe I'm no longer needing as much insulin after 42 years with this disease???Maybe I've been cured by the H1N1 vaccine???