Feeling the Burn.
Blood sugars have been dodgy, to say the least. My machine average is up to 143 mg/dl and considering the lows that have been peppering the last 10 days or so, I’m running higher than usual on the average. I’m experiencing some strange moments that are testing my patience.
Like this morning: I tested at 123 mg/dl at 8:30 am, had a cup of coffee, bolused 2.2 units to cover my delicious Yoplait Light yogurt – should be all set, right? I even waited before I ate! Nevertheless, a taunting 291 mg/dl just winked at me from my meter. How the hell did that happen? I changed my site late last night, but I woke up at 103 mg/dl and didn’t have the pump off for more than 30 minutes while showering/getting ready. How exactly did this happen?
Is it stress? That wily little bugger. I’m feeling very busy lately, with project deadlines spanning across my job and my freelance opportunities, but not so busy that I thought it would affect my blood sugars. But then again, I did just receive a whopping medical insurance bill from my previous job (they are billing me now for 2005?) that sent me into a mental tailspin. And I’m a little tense about the flight on Thursday. It could be stress.
I’m in a mini diabetes-burnout moment. I’m avoiding A1c tests (as I mentioned the other day and as is the topic of this month’s Generation D.) Granted, I am testing. I’m eating relatively healthily. And I’m at the gym, even though my heart isn’t into it lately. I’m very much looking forward to this vacation because my brain needs a little break from the churn-and-burn that’s been going on of late.
Ah, that helped.
Ooh, so did that.
I'm hopeful that white sand beaches lower A1cs.