Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Diabetes Blog Week – Memories

Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere.... your or your loved one's diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share.

In my almost 10 years of being a diabetic, I have only had one day that caused me to leave work due to high blood sugars and it happened about a month ago.

As you can see from the above table, I was in the high teens and twenties for most of the day. What's weird about it is that this isn't a completely unusual day for me. It's not like I have them all of the time but it's nothing I haven't experienced before. What made it really memorable for me was how I felt. I probably shouldn't have gone to work that morning as it started as soon as I woke up but never having felt this way before, I thought it was just a weird blip. I was nauseous, sluggish, headachy (Love making up new words ;-) and pasty. Nothing out of the ordinary for high BG's but just intense. I've never really had an issue with ketones before (not that I really tested...oops) but I checked them a few times this day and there were absolutely none present. I probably should have reduced my carb intake but would that have fixed the issue? After lunch I couldn't take it anymore and went home. I changed my infusion site, took some Tylenol, had a nap, and then took a walk. Thankfully things started to even out by 8pm so I was able to go to sleep with a reasonable number. I have no idea what ended up fixing it. I could have been the site change but I was only on my second day. It could have been the Tylenol, maybe I had a minor fever. It could have been the walk. Maybe it was bad insulin. I drank about 7 - 8 litres of water that day, was that what fixed it? Who knows.  

This was just one of those days that I really hated Diabetes


  1. Those days are the worst. Where you just cannot figure out what the heck is going on. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Aw, yeah I hate days like that where you have no idea what is causing the highs...luckily you went to bed at a good #.