Thursday, July 26, 2007 | 9 comment(s)
11:06pm - 81 mg/dl
11:06pmI had pizza for dinner and I was working around the house all night. I was running cable wire from the basement to the second floor (thanks for your help, Aron!). My legs were toast from the bike ride home and from climbing the stairs back and forth from the basement to the second floor so many times I thought I was on a Stairmaster.
But at bedtime I'm feeling pretty full still. So I'll take a unit of insulin over the next 4 hours. This has worked nicely for me in the past...
1:37am - 39 mg/dl
1:37amWell, that didn't work out so well. I'm pretty scared now. I eat 5 glucose tabs (20 CHO). Somehow I dozed off again.
1:45am - 38 mg/dl
1:45amShit. The C6H12O6 isn't kicking in yet. I'm out of tabs by my bedside, so I go and get the jar of glucose in the hall closet. Lights are on, I sit up in bed, have no idea how many tabs I ate out of the jar, I set a temp basal rate to 0u/hr for 1 hour, and I wait.
1:55am - 58 mg/dl
1:55amOkay, I'm coming up.
Cancel that temp basal rate.
2:20am - 110 mg/dl
2:20amDon't know what woke me up... perhaps the light still being on. I took 0.5u since I'm pretty sure I over treated that low.
6:55am - 221 mg/dl
No real surprise there.
Correction bolus says 2.4u, but I know that giving a full correction after a low isn't wise. I back off a little and only give 2.0u and don't take any insulin to cover my time off the pump during my shower.
8:10am - 161 mg/dl
8:10amNot great, but not bad either considering... I take my normal 3.3u for my normal breakfast. I have an appointment with my endocrinologist this morning, and I'm eating breakfast at home, which is unusual.
9:15am(ish) - No Reading
There's a Lesson HereI really should have tested. I'm pretty good about testing before getting in my car and driving. But I had just come out of the doctor's office and I was pissed.
Apparently, when I made my appointment, the person on the other end of the phone didn't actually make the appointment!
So. A complete waste of time.
Next available appointment? Sept. 7th. Yeah, we'll see if I make that.
I got halfway out to my car and realized I had to turn around and get my parking ticket validated. Which made me even more angry. I now have to pay for parking for an appointment I didn't have!
9:24am - 62 mg/dl
9:24amThere was a diabetic man driving along Independence Ave. behind the Vietnam War Memorial feeling slightly anxious and sweaty and trying to test his blood sugar while driving a stick shift in rush hour traffic (that was me, by the way, and I don't recommend this). He eats 5 more glucose tabs and is actually thankful for red lights. He is nervous.
9:31am - 70 mg/dl
9:31amI pull into the parking lot at work and eat a granola bar while I walk into the office to "start my day."
Things like this happen much more often than I'd prefer.