Saturday, June 19, 2010
Up and Down
Lately my sugars have been so good that if it wasn't for those silly needles and blood checks I would think I was no longer diabetic.
Unfortunately the reason why my blood sugars are so well is because of those two very important things that I do every single day.
Right now I am trying to figure out specific patterns in my blood sugars. I know that I will have to do this with my insulin pump, so I am taking some time now to figure it all out. My sugars always drop around 10:50 a.m and stay under 7 until around 10:30 p.m where they are usually 10.
My nurse told me that if I feel comfortable going to bed at a 10 then that is perfectly fine because I am waking up around a 6 anyways. Last night was strange though because I had supper at the mall - which was a sandwich from Tim Hortons - I even got the nutrition guide to make sure I knew exactly how many carbs were in it. Now as of right now my ratios are being played around with so for a 52 gram sandwich I used to take 3 units, but instead I took 5 units which is roughly a one unit to every 10 grams of carbs.
After shopping at Ikea and the mall around 9:30 my sugar was 10 and at 10:30 it was 11.8. I knew not to correct it because of how much I drop in the night and thankfully I didn't because I woke up at 1:30 a.m with a sugar of 3.9.
I woke up saying, "mom I feel faint" first of all I was asleep and second of all my mom was downstairs. At least I woke myself up! I came downstairs and I was seriously starving. I felt like I hadn't ate in days. I had about a handful of these fruit pieces (32 grams) one piece of bread with peanut butter (15 grams) and half a bowl of popcorn (20 grams) so together I had 67 grams and had no insulin for it! Now that seems crazy, but this morning my sugar was 7.1.
My diabetes is incredibly crazy and right now I am trying to figure out what my body is doing! It seems like it does it's own thing in a different manner each and every day.