My daughter's been in great control for the past month, staying between 70 - 140 more than 90% of BG checks. Yesterday was quite the exception. She is taking a series of standardized tests at school, and I asked her to test her sugar after every test. These were her sugars between 7:30 (at breakfast) and 3:30 (when she got home): 113, 250,150, 59, 103, 79, 115, 58. She also dropped 13 points at betime in 16 minutes.
Inititally, I thought the problem was breakfast: Stupid me, I fed the kid all carbs and no protein, but they didn't level out after a balanced lunch or a good dinner (no more than 45 carbs per meal).
So, it's a new day. She was 115 before she left for school, and she had a very typical breakfast mixing carbs (25) and protein. She just called after her first test: 256. I realized (probably because I was on Tu at the time) that the "rules" of testing say to evaluate the BG 2 hours after eating; it's probably only been 1.5 hours, and I told her not to correct but to call again after the next test. But now that I'm typing this, that explanation really doesn't make sense either. Even if she overcorrected when she was at 250 yesterday, why did it continue to be erratic all day long?
Tu friends who are smarter than me: what the heck?