I was 41 at 4 am last night. I awoke to a pounding heart and what I've begun calling "the wobbles." Responsible for once, I woke my husband and asked him to get me some juice. I discovered, in the haze of 4 am, that orange juice tastes a lot better in the daylight.
I was low at 8 am; after juice, I was 98. After my workout today, for which I left my pump at home, I was 68.
I have a headache that won't quit.
And I am excited. Not about the lows or the headache, but because I had my endo appointment yesterday and she strongly encouraged me to get the GuardianRealTime. She explained how it would work and what we would need to do to get it and hopefully get insurance to cover it. She told me about one patient who within two weeks had been able to get her sugars to "flatline" -- to quit doing that nasty jumping about that mine do. How cool!
I have this fantasy that with the GuardianRealTime (covered, of course, by insurance) my blood sugars will be stable and I will feel well again. But I had that fantasy with the pump. The truth is, these are technologies, not life-changing devices. They only can have a significant impact if you are willing to work with them. Sometimes I am not. But I am still hopeful.
And, I am relieved. I had been expecting an AiC well above 7. But I stayed level -- 6.4! Wooohooo. The lows, at least, are doing their work of counterbalancing the highs. Now to get rid of them both.