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When World's Collide

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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: May 5, 2010 12:33
  • When World's Collide
    Not only did gas prices shoot up here on the Island of Montreal (from $1.03 to average of $1.16 a litre) - my blood sugars (BG) shot up.  Not like they did about a month ago, where  my BG was 15 - 22 mmol/l (270 - 400 mg/dl) for a few days - but today I'm hovering around 9 - 10 mmol (162 - 180 mg/dl).

    I thought that my high morning BG was due to my having a lousy sleep, tossing and turning all night with those oh so sweet menopausal sweat sessions.  Apparently according to an article I came across today - Type 2 diabetics BG's can be affected by bad sleep - so I'm thinking it's probably the same for Type 1's like myself.  Oh joy!

    So, I had my ususal espresso, a shot of NovoRapid to cover the sugar (yes - I use real sugar - do not believe in forcing more chemicals in my body then necessary).  All was good, as I went downstairs to tackle work where I'm slowly winding up my volunteer duties as "forced upon" President of the West Island Diabetes Association (WIDA) and handing over the reins to remaining two board members at the end of June  I'll still be helping them out afterwards for awhile, but I've got to let them get used to dealing an email account and running a simple website, etc.

    Noontime, the church bells struck behind my house.  I was feeling hungry.  Time to eat my first meal of the day (not a big breakfast eater).  I'm going up the stairs from my basement office, and then it hits me ...... BOOONNNNGGGGG ..... forgot to take my friggin' Lantus shot this morning.  This is the 2nd time I've done this over the past cpuple of weeks since going back to multiple doseage injections (MDI) - but never this late!

    Test my BG, it's 9.5 mmol/l (171 mg/dl) - not as bad as I thought (I felt thirsty before - should have taken that as a warning sign).  Injected a few units less of Lantus then I would normally due, injected some NovoRapid to bring my BG down.  Sigh, I've really got to get with the plan, and REMEMBER, I am not using Salvador Dali (my Animas 2020 pump) at the moment.  I must use my brain to remember to do the motions that the pump so quietly does in the background without much thought process.

    Wish me luck for this evening (WIDA meeting) and during my Beauty Sleep (please let me sleep a full sleep) that no hypos occur.  Since the late injection of Lantus may cause me to have a hypo as both 12 hour shots collide with each other. 



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