Saturday, May 17, 2008

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I'm still here. It's just that my internet's been total crap lately. I have had the internet MAYBE 5 minutes A DAY for the last two weeks. But it seems like it's better the last two or three days, so keep your fingers crossed and maybe I'll get some new posts up that don't just complain about my connection!

Also of note, my blood sugars have been crazy-low lately. One day I checked probably 13 times and had no number over 80. ALL DAY LONG! And then one morning after breakfast my blood sugar dropped to 37, which is not only crazy low but also a crazy time for my b.s. to drop, considering I usually have an after-breakfast spike.

And, I've been sick and I had my monthly visitor this last week, two events that generally raise blood sugars a little bit. So what gives? So far I have no real answers, but a few guesses, involving wacky hormones and T-Tapp.

Whatever it is, I've had to drastically decrease my daytime Lantus and of course my Humalog is down too, so here's hoping that a) that fixes my problem and b) my insulin requirements stay low. Yay for not having to take as much insulin!

Now I have to go to bed. That being-low-all-the-time thing really wears you out, ya know. G'night!

1 comment:

Scott said...

I have my own theory on this. First, insulin sensitivity varies in everyone from time-to-time, and that's one of the things that makes trying to manage this disease such a royal pleasure (pain). I attribute it to what I call insulin interference: that is, the presence of other hormones which interfere with insulin's ability to bind to the cell receptor to let glucose enter the cell. Other hormones which sometimes follow predictable patterns (women's monthly cycles are is one such example), but other times, do not. Anyway, I make this distinction, because unlike chronic insulin resistance that defines type 2 diabetes, there is a clear cause in this case, and also because it can disappear as rapidly as it appears. Anyway, it doesn't make things any easier except that you're hardly alone!