So.. I just have to rant..
I work in a doctor's office -- when I had gotten in to open up the clinic, the person that usually comes in at 830am didn't show.. typically when this person shows up, I take a fast break so that I can check my bg, take insulin, and then have a quick breakfast (which usually involves a cup of skim milk and cherrios, a total of 33g of carbs, which I can down in less than 3 minutes).
When this person didn't show up, I had to put up a sign saying "will be back in 5 minutes" -- I checked my bg and it was at 375! I hurried over to where my supervisor was to let her know and had asked if I can sit out in the back to give myself correction and to eat a little (since I was starving -- typically I wouldn't have eaten since my sugar was so high already, but I figured my liver will not stop dumping sugars into my bloodstream until I can stop the hunger). She gave me the go ahead and watched the counter for me.
The charge nurse comes in and starts questioning me as to why i was out in back -- I told her what was going on and she told me she didn't believe me and am trying to get attention (now mind you, I am open about my Diabetes, make a long story short, at my last job they didn't know I was diabetic and I was hospitalized twice, until I told my manager what really was going on with me). She said that I should go out and exercise (ok, obviously she doesn't know what she's talking about and she's the charge nurse, sheesh!)-- THEN proceeded to go on about if I haven't eaten and hadnt taken my insulin then my bg #s shouldn't be that high -- mind you her husband is a T2, and I understand that with T2's (as I was miss diagnosed as T2 in 2009), that is the case -- I was SUPER frustrated.. and of course got all worked up, checked my bg #s again after 15 minutes of administering insulin, it went up 10 points!!
I've heard everything can affect bg #s, but I never thought my emotions would play a big part in it (although now that I think about it, I suppose it does) -- my ex-endocrinoloogist would tell me from time to time that it's because it's "...those diabetics who didn't know how to handle their stressors that leads them to gorge on foods under the "no-no" categories, which would cause high bg #s." I've sinced moved on to getting a new endo (since my old one was a nut, and was helping me none), but haven't gotten the courage to ask my new one about emotions playing a part of bg #s....
I think I might have posted a similar question back in 2009, when I was first diagnosed...
Anyway, for those who are more experienced and knowledgable, please enlighten me!!!
And, yes, I snapped at the charge nurse (just because A. I wasn't feeling well and B. She seriously hit a nerve), and just ended up going back to the front counter and sitting next to my supervisor (she thought what happened was funny and told me to let it go).. it had taken me at least 72 hours to get my sugar close to normal after that day...
Ok, done with my ranting!