Ok so two months ago, I started on insulin. Oral meds were not doing anything but giving me side effects that were unbearable.
3 weeks in, I started to get the hang of things and was starting to feel better.
Then all hell broke loose!
2 days ago, I was taking the dog for a walk, hadn't planned on going far so like a moron, I didnt bring anything with me. I had just eaten a bagel with PB&J, coffee. Normally I would have taken 4 units of humalog with that. But because i knew I was going for a walk, I only took half. (2units) I also lowered my basal from 12 units to 8 units.
It was a leisurely walk and it was a beautiful day, I was only gone maybe an hour and a half tops. About 3 blocks from home I had a very very bad low. I have had lows before but this one kinda scared me. I usually get all sweaty and hot, then I start to shake. This time my heart felt like it was going to pound right through my chest and I knew that even though I was only 3 blocks away, if I took one more step.... I felt like I was gonna pass out. I knew my neighbor was at home so I called her to help me. She brought me some stawberry marshmellow candies which I wolfed down 2 handfuls. I have no idea how low I really was because as I mentioned, I was without ANYTHING including my monitor.( No lectures please I know it was dumb)
I sat for about 15-20 mins and began to feel better so I walked the rest of the way home.
When I came in I grabbed 3 cookies and ate those too and sat down to recuperate. Within an hour I was at 7.3mmol suprised really as I figured I would be so much higher. But its a good number so I didnt think much of it.
The rest of the day was ok but I did start my period so knowing that, that usually brings me lows I ate low carb and didnt take any shots. I took my basal for the night but also lowered it to 8 instead of 12. I woke up on the verge of a low.. (4.7mmol)
I decided not to take any insulin at all the next day and my levels were not bad but tended to be on the lower side of good. No basal that night either.
So this morning I woke up at 6.7mmol which is good for me. I figured I was getting back to normal but would only take half of my humalog for meals just to be safe.
My dad called me in the afternoon and was going to come pick me up so I could hang out with him and my mom at the lake for the day. (They were worried and wanted to keep an eye on me I think! LOL)
I thought It was better than sitting at home alone so I agreed. Just before he picked my up I was feeling kinda weird so I check my blood sugar and I was at 3.3mmol (BAD) I took 3 glucose tabs and had 2 slices of leftover spinich pizza, and had a hard time managing the stairs to the car. about half an hour later I retested and was at 7.6mmol (good)
I was not wanting to go low again so I ate my supper early, potato and egg salad and some chicken breast and a small handfull of cherries. My blood sugars were at 5.6mmol pre meal and 5.9mmol post hardly a movement at all! I did not take any insulin with that meal.
Any thoughts or ideas??? I know my diabetes is weird always has been but this is even weirder even by my standards!