Last night after supper, bolusing with novorapid, as always, I suddenly felt funny -- my BG was 34! I had no explanation for this. The only thing I could imagine is that maybe I took my bolus insulin twice by accident... (I'm not THAT old and forgetful YET, but who knows...)
So this morning I decided to do my usual and hope for the best... PS - AGAIN - after breakfast 42!! I'm literally shaking. I don't know why this is happening. Also, I'm not using a new insulin pen - I'm been using this one for a week or so.
Question, yesterday I took a day off from work, walked around a lot (as opposed to sitting at my desk all day), in the sun (which I read somewhere also may help to lower BG). Would this be enough to explain why I would be more insulin-sensitive at this time? Or is it just random? \
BTW this never happened to me before. (If I ever went low, I realized afterwards that I miscalculated my insulin, forgot to take into account IOB or something. Here there was nothing like that).
Thanks for any advice, comments!
My BG measure about 30 points higher after a workout. I have found this to be consistently happening ever since I started measuring my BG (over 1/2 year). It doesn't seem to quickly go back down. Usually after that I go home and eat supper - I bolus for the food and correction for this high, and I don't go low. I wouldn't feel comfortable eating more carbs at that point (building up my muscles isnt a goal for a me.. Should it be? I'm satisfied with whatever muscles naturally get stronger from my exercise.)
LOL, I am trying to build up my muscles, aping my P90X friend, although I don't do those particular workouts. I figure every little bit helps! My other thought would that if you've had similar results that are as low as you reported 2x days in a row, maybe you need to adjust your carb/ insulin ratio a smidgen, like 10 to 10.5 and see if that might help things?
I have suffered from what is called Post Exercise Late-Onset Hypoglycemia (PEL). After exercise (weight lifting), I would have a harsh hypo about two hours after exercise. Once, it required 90g of carbs to bring me back up to "normal." After reading more, I found this is common with kids and can occur in us "adults." PEL can occur up to 48 hours after exercise and seems to be a cascade that suddenly tries to reload your depleted glycogen. I found that eating and bolusing right after exercise really helped, I eat 30g or so of carbs and bolus for half the carbs. And yes, you can be markedly more insulin sensitive after exercise (by as much as 50%).
I am a lot like you. I cook and prepare my meals prior to bolusing. I am extremely sensitive to insulin and my BG will go into the toilet if I don't eat, literally, immediately after.