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Dealing with wacky blood sugars makes me SCREAM!

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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!

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Posted: Jan 27, 2010 14:52
  • Dealing with wacky blood sugars makes me SCREAM!

    The Scream by Edvard Munch

    Last week was interesting as far as my blood sugars (BG’s) went.  I was fighting to keep them below 10 mmol/l (180 mg/dl) and at the same time trying not to let the high BG readings worry me more then I should let them. 

    When we diabetics go through these types of episodes (feels like an ongoing soap opera of our lives sometimes) – we try to figure out what is causing the problems.  In my case, it was a few things.  Could it be due to the steel cannula’s I’m now using instead of the Teflon cannula? Could it be that I had the infusion set in a bad area of my thigh (have been using that area lately, rotating an inch every 3 days)?  I’ve  also been using this detox green stuff that is supposed to rid your body of impurities? Could my carb to insulin ratio be changing?  I spent a whole week with these questions going through my head … SCREAM!!!  

    In the end, I still can’t figure it out!  I’ve now got my infusion set in my stomach.  My BG briefly did go to 3.5 mmol/l (63 mg/dl) after the infusion change.  Yes, hypo state for some of you but for me it meant something was working right (and I also ate a nice meal).  Except that’s been it for anything that is a normal BG for me (now am averaging in the 8 mmol/l (144 mg/dl) range)!  What I can't figure out is that my stomach area is pretty well virgin territory because I’ve not worn an infusion set there since the summer time.  SCREAM!!!

    Oh, to be able to sit down and eat a proper meal, as I tend to not eat when I’m over 8 mmol/l (144 mg/dl) is not fun at all!  That nagging worry in the back of your mind, even though you try to not think about it – doesn’t seem to go away with a press of the EASY buttonn (thanks to Ninjabetic at Diabetes365 for posting that picture).  Oh, and don’t worry,  I’m not starving myself, but I am very careful of what I’m making up for meals these days, but it’s not something I’m used to having to do.  I mean, I’m the Daredevil Demented Diabetic to the world out there who has  no cares in the world with the D.  When it comes to having haywire BG’s like this with no explanation, no way, I’m not at all comfortable with flashing my horns to the world.

    So, in a few hours I will test my BG to see where I am.  I am trying to resist the urge to test my BG’s every ½ hour.  Wish me luck.  

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