So every now and then, when you feel like things are going great – diabetes life throws you a little curve ball.
I had mine today, and did not like it one little bit.
I have been running very smooth lately in terms of the transplant, glucose values and all the rest. So smooth, that I haven’t tested in a while, no real need, and I do not carry my meter around anymore either. Dex4 in the pocket – why do I need that – only 5 lows in 5 years remember?
Today I had my lunch at 11:30 am or so, some leftover pasta bake and a banana – so maybe 40-60 carbs in total. I suck at carb counting by the way. At about 1:30 pm, I decided to walk up to the bank – a 10 minute walk, with the dog to get her and I a little exercise. So we get there, and I get in line as you need to do at the bank, in order to take care of business. As I am standing at the tellers window, I start feeling funny – shaky, sweaty, pale I am sure. My first thought was WTF – followed closely by I wish I had my meter so I could get an exact(ish) BG value to report back to the program. My 3rd thought was why do I not carry a fast acting glucose tablet?
I finished up quickly at the teller – and there is a little pizza place in the strip mall – so I went in and ordered a slice of pizza – (45-60g Carb) and ate it pretty quickly. As soon as I started feeling normalish – I walked home with the dog, and tested at 2:10 pm- 3.9 (70) had a muffin (30 carbs). I guess that I was around 3.0 (54) when I felt it at 1:40 pm.
I followed up with a 6.1 (110) at 2:30 pm and then 7.7 (139) at 3:00 pm and now 8.6 (155) at 4:00 pm. I am pretty sure I am more or less maxed out for increasing BG values, and should start to descend into normalcy (6.0 or 108) soon.
I emailed my nurse to get her thoughts, and will see what they say – but I think I will do some 7-10 times per day of testing for a few days to see if I can spot any trends myself.
Mental note – carry meter around! And Dex4! Eat Balanced Meals! Lab bloodwork tomorrow!
• Another mental note – as well as the transplant works for me – it’s not perfect by any stretch.
************** Next Day Update! ****************
Things seem to be setting down a little bit now. I was 6.2 (111) at 6:00 am, and 5.4 (97) at 7:45 am when I had breakfast (2 c of Rice Krispies and a banana – 80 ish carbs?). Shot up to 11.2 (201) at 9:40 and then to 9.8 (176) at 10:00 – so the islets are kicking in there!
I wonder however, if I need some lantus to act as a background, or maybe a little extra short acting at meal times…