Tuesday, July 5, 2011

wacky readings

Sometimes, it doesn't matter what you do...and I really just don't get it sometimes! My numbers were really wacky yesterday. I think part of it was I was relying on my sensor and it started tweaking out, which is always a sign that it's going to need switching out. Not being able to get a handle on your blood sugar is frustrating. I just let it go yesterday and kept trying to stabilize my level without getting annoyed. I eventually got it at a decent # for bedtime and woke up at 122. Ok, not terrific, but not terrible either. I will take it!

Then comes...10g of carbs. Doesn't seem like that much, right? All I had was a multi-grain waffle and a few sips of coffee. I've had this breakfast plenty of times...I even bolused 10 min before eating this time, which I usually don't do in the morning because usually I am running late.

I feel fine...slightly hungry, so I test. Sensor shows me at 205, but I figure it's off since it's been 3 HOURS since I ate breakfast and I should be good to go by now.

Test shows 258. WTF?!

Ugh, I can't tell you how annoying it is when a measly 10g of carbs makes your blood sugar rise. Yes, it's the first day back to work after a 3-day weekend, but I don't feel stressed so I can't figure out WHY my blood sugar would rise that much. And it's even more annoying when you're hungry and want to eat. When I'm this high, I never eat, even if I'm hungry. I'll wait at least 30 min-1 hour so the correction has time to lower my level. I have a sit-down job, so I can't really do much exercise to help bring it down unless I take a break and go for a short walk...but that's hard to do when you have deadlines and it's a short week.

I'm also annoyed because I still don't have my shipment of supplies, which I knew would happen. I'm actually going to call and complain, even though I really do like my medical company. I really didn't like the last lady I talked to, and she was the one who said, "well, you shouldn't run out of supplies, so hopefully they'll be there Friday." BUT, she was snotty about it. All I asked for was the supplies to be sent out a DAY earlier because I knew they'd be delayed with the Monday holiday. And yes, I still have enough supplies, but that's not the point! They used to tide me over with an extra box of test strips, and she seemed to think they shouldn't be giving me an extra box. And that ONE extra day of not having test strips can make a difference, so I feel like I should call in and explain my frustration.

Meh, I don't want this kind of stuff to ruin my day, but it's definitely making me a little annoyed!


  1. I feel you! I have had one wacky number after another the past few days. I feel like a lottery winner when a good number pops up on my meter.

    Hope you get your supplies quickly and that the numbers smooth out. Best of luck!!! :)

  2. Wacky numbers suck! Especially when they come after something that has 'worked just fine' before!
    Totally feel you on the supplies, too. If it weren't for them supplying strips for camp, we'd be either paying retail to tied us over or pulling out the old meter! Thankfully with the arrival of the dexcom, we will be able to get back to the 10 a day or less and have strips to spare...or at least last!! ;)

  3. SAME thing happened to me with supplies. Called last week, the holiday messed things up. STILL no supplies, so I called today and should have them tomorrow.

    But....Grrrr....you know!

    Sorry about the high BG. When Matthew's sugar goes high for "no reason" I try to lighten things up....."Of course your sugar is high, silly, you have diabetes"

    Remember, it's only a number telling you that you need more insulin. That's it! You'll get it figured out. I know it's frustrating, but I can tell that you never give up. That's inspiring!

  4. UGH! I hate when the wacky numbers occur for no apparant logical reason. I had a day like that today with Emma...being diabetes detective is not fun. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you!

  5. Ack. sucks. It doesn't look like it was the measly 10g of carbs. I'd be willing to bet something else was lurking to bring your sugars up.
    I also try not to eat when I'm high but it's so hard because being high makes me hungry!

  6. The unexplained drives me nuts too. I think I would feel better if I had a specific thing to blame it on.

  7. Over here, the numbers were FANTABULOUS on vacay and have been CRAPTASTIC since getting home. I try SO HARD not to let my irritation show, but I AM FREAKING IR. RI. TAT. ED!!!!!

    (I feel better now -- thanks!)

    Such a blessing to be able to vent where people GET IT :)