The past hour I have been reading on the forum about other people's experiences with struggles keeping BG levels from spiking or plummeting inexplicably... that has been the past week for me.
I have seen about 4-5 times my BG rise from 60-70 to 290-310 in a matter of minutes after eating 4 glucose tablets or its equivalent in grams of carb. In close to 10 years with LADA, I have never seen this.
I am starting to suspect an insulin pump malfunction, scar tissue or, quite simply, stress (lots of it these days!) behind this pattern. It's starting to get to me: I am very frustrated. :(
Anyone have any experiences similar to this one that you could share and what you found out about it?
hi Manny, could be gastroparesis or whatever you mentioned.good luck...;)
I dont know diddley about LADA, but if my numbers were playing that game... personally I'd blame the GREMLINS. You know the Bugs Bunny character, who messes with technology stuff... after that however...
My guess would be you are NOT catching the low fast enough. Crashing and catching the number as you are starting to rise (finally) and then spiking. If true stress were the cause, you would NOT be anywhere near 60, because the body would not let you near that low a number. You'd be 200, 300, or more consistently and across the board.
Stress of the kind I'm talking, effects breathing rate, heart rate, your inability to keep your hands from shaking, so forth because you'll have gotten a huge dose of adrenaline, cortisol, epinepherine, etc. fight-flight hormones). If you are getting those hormones, fight-flight stress there will be absolutely zero question of it.
Are you unable to stop your hands from shaking? Did you almost get run over by a car? Something powerful that could be "stress" and not solely the mental/emotion piece. See any serious signs of stress, any a child would easily see?