For the last year I have been having these ridiculous random high bld sgrs. There's no pattern and no reason for them (as far as food or illness...). I have not been able to find the kind of help that I need. I have a GREAT Endo but still... Really no answer or way to avoid this from continuing.
My background: I am 41 yrs. old. Have had Type I Juvenille for about 30 yrs. 10 yrs on pump. And...10 yrs ago had a heart attack that led to an angioplasty w/ 2 stents placed in my arteries. The heart attack is irrelevant other than the fact that psychologically I think I kinda freak when my D is outa my control. Oh, by the way...when I had the hrt attck my HBA1C's were in the 6's and Ive always had good cholesterol, normal weight/BMI, very low bld pressure, am a vegetarian, and was a boxer! Yikes, huh?!?!
When these random highs occur (in the 300's) they are unresponsive to insulin. I'll change my pump sight and always inject w/ a shot. My blood sgrs continue to rise even after a shot... this goes on for hours. I feel so sick from the highs. There's no rhyme or reason & I feel like I have no control, my D has taken over my body temporarily like a monster. I'm sick of "making excuses" like...maybe the insulin wasn't fresh (I change pump sight every 2 days), or maybe its where I am wearing my pump sight... Always looking for that "magical" explanation. =(
I talked to some other Diabetics in a group setting and 2 said that they'd been hospitalized for this. They were senior citizens & I am assuming they've had the disease for a long time like I have (?). They said that there's a theory that it is the liver putting out extra glucose. Don't know why or what to do about it. I would really like to avoid another hrt attck and/or other huge complications.
Does anyone have any thoughts or advice about this? Thank you!!!