Ever have a stubborn BG day? You know those days...the ones where you wake up at 88 and it all goes downhill from there? The ones where you test an hour later on and you are 153 (Did someone say dawn phenomenon??)? You eat breakfast (same exact one you had yesterday) and take your dose plus a correction. Then you test a few hours later and you are in the 220's. Hmm, yesterday at this time, you were 114. So you correct again, and an hour later it's 165, so you think, "it's going down...time for lunch (after all you only have 20 minutes to eat before your class comes back from recess!). So you bolus and eat your measly sandwich with 30g of carbs, and go back to work. 3 hours later you test again and you are at 198. Kind of high, no? So you correct again and think, "Well, I'm exercising when I get home so that should bring it down." Except that today, of course, it actually goes up to 202 during the workout. And stays there. Well, you figure it must be the pump infusion set (maybe there was an air bubble in your pump tubing that you missed), so you change the set. And it starts going down. 165 before dinner (still high in your book, but at least you are not in the 200's anymore). You eat, test an hour later at 190. OK, maybe it will go down. 2 hours later it's gone down, but to 180. And you are starving. So you choose not to eat and write a blog post instead. You've also got a higher temp basal rate going on now, as you realize that you are probably hormonal and thus, insulin resistant. And you feel like kicking yourself for thinking, just yesterday, "Wow, my #'s have been great all day!!! I could be on one of those glucose meter commercials with these #'s!!" Not today. Today you are the equivalent of a blood sugar fashion DON'T. Sound familiar? No? Maybe it's just me.
On the bright side, I got my latest a1c results and they are 6.7. Same as last time. Didn't drop below 6.5 the way I had hoped, but at least it didn't go up.