My blood sugars the last few days have been abit wacky in the morning as well into the afternoon.. I reached a high of 20 mmol/l the other day, something that occurs once in a blue moon for me, even when I was on multiple doseage injections (MDI). It was to the point where I wanted to chuck out the insulin pump the other day and go back to 8-10 injections a day! Then I thought, hang in there, life will get better and you'll be out $7K if you throw out the pump. Sometimes diabetes can take a nose dive and not do what it's supposed to do, and it gets pretty frustrating for us all as we try to maintain blood sugars that aren't dangerously high.
I think my problem was probably due to stress. Having been away from home
for a whole week, things didn't get done since the Domestic Engineer,
moi, was away. Facing mounds of laundry, housework, along with my
going thru' the piles of info I'd collected at the IDF World Diabetes
Congress and other work I do I was finding life a bitoverwhelming.
I've not felt this way in along time!
was beginning to wonder, should I quit some of my jobs, and just take
it easy? Being the type of person that I am, I resisted the urge to
pack it in, and managed to stride on, as we all do, and now with the
change of the infusion set, blood sugars appear to be better, but I
think I'll have to be performing some basal tests when I have time.
Actually, I WILL find time (and by putting it in writing to you
all I hope to take a breather aka time out), as my health comes first.
Something we diabetics have to think about constantly and can become
abit of a pain in the buttocks from time to time, but that is life!
Another problem I think may have made my blood sugars worse was the area I had my infusion set
in. I've been using my thighs more often, due to the fact, I have lots
of places to plunge in the sets, rotating 1" at a time every 3 days. I
think I've now discovered, the closer I get to the inside of my thigh,
is perhaps not a good place to infuse!
Curious - for those of you that are using insulin pumps, how often do you test your basal rates? When you are having weird blood sugars like I have been experiencing?
HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU ALL - BE CAREFUL ON THE STREETS TONIGHT