Thursday, May 5, 2011

what's the pattern here?

Diabetes continues to boggle my mind. I know people say that diabetes loves routine. That may be true most days, but some days, it doesn't seem to matter!

Yesterday was my first day with apidra. I don't know if I need to change my ratios AGAIN or if this is just due to being sick off and on, but I hovered in a somewhat high range all day yesterday. Today, my numbers are better, but I swear there is no rhyme or reason to it!

Example #1. I had the same breakfast 2 days in a row. One toasted Kashi 7-grain waffle with a small amount of PB and less than half a banana sliced on top and sprinkled with cinnamon + coffee. I usually only have a cup of coffee, but I almost never drink the whole thing. I've been worried lately that coffee is affecting my morning/afternoon readings, but it's not like I have that much, so I'm not sure if it plays a part.


My # seemed a bit high 2-3 hours after breakfast yesterday. Lame. Small correction. Get over it. TODAY, I had the SAME breakfast. I actually bolused less this time. I don't really know why I did, but I did. My # 2 hours later was better than yesterday's # 3 hours post-breakfast...and this was with LESS insulin.

Does that make ANY sense? No. It's so absurd sometimes that I just have to roll with it and move on, otherwise it would drive me crazy!


  1. I totally agree - diabetes has a mind of it's own. I think sometimes how I've slept makes a big well as how active I was the day before. There's a million different things that can effect it!

  2. Totally "get" it. Today is one of those days for us.

    We did have to change and tweak some ratios on Apidra.

  3. Physical activity, stress, monthly hormonal cycles, watching a funny movie, watching a sad movie, how much water I drank overnight etc etc etc - not telling what factor is going to be the most or least important every day. Kinda makes it exciting non? :)

  4. Hey there. I absolutely hate the "Diabetes Curve Ball Aspect" I also had to tweak my Apidra ratios. As for coffee, I tend to need 1/2 unit per cup. I also need 1.5 units bolus to cover the first 2 hours after waking(Dawn Effect). Only took me twenty years to figure that one out. Hope you are fairing out okay.