Monday, June 12, 2006

495. My blood sugar was 495. One site-change and shot later, it's 392. Taking wayyyyy too long to drop. The thing is, last night I was 401 (and it was time to change out then), and I was randomly high earlier today. Que pasa? I don't usually freak out at high blood sugars -- especially when I know the source (as with the air bubble, or the major gorging on cookie dough). But this is ridiculous. And I've been really good about exercising, and about exercising to get my blood sugars down when appropriate.

I suspect a mix of things...pump, food choices...stress. Usually stress is the kicker, and I had a very full day today, watched a friend defend her dissertation (she passed with high distinction!) and I am leaving town tomorrow only to come back Saturday and turn around to leave again on Sunday. So, being supportive friend, cleaning the house, packing, errand-running = stress. As does not working on the dissertation.

But still...495?????

Hopefully, when I check in next week (when I will have wild stories about the wilds of my parent's new place in South Dakota and a road trip to VA) I will be able to report beautiful blood sugars. Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...


I am a female type 1 diabetic. I also wear the pump. I to have those days where I can't figure out why ??? my blood sugar goes up. I did recently participate in a group we all wore one of those 24 hour monitors. You can't read it at that moment so you still have to do finger sticks. One thing they did discover is that alot of my highs are coming from rebounds. I'm very active ...what seems to happen is I test, go work out test when I get through, by the time I test again it has already gone low and rebounded anywhere from 200's or higher. About 2 days ago I had a night very similar to yours (with bs readings) Finally I took dose by injection took forever to come down. I had also just changed out my set. It's fine now, but I don't get it. Sometimes I think there are things that go on that Dr and Educators just don't get.

Nic said...

Sounds like an interesting and informative study! I totally agree that there are things that educators and doctors don't get. Usually I listen and tuck away what they say and then continue to do what I've been doing; sometimes I think they're so used to blood sugar trauma and drama that they forget that such numbers are upsetting to us, too. Sometimes I want my doc to freak out as much as I do!