Jen's Blog – September 2011 Archive (8)

Back to square one ...

I am really not having a good pump week at all ...



Monday my pump ran out of insulin while I slept. I went from 6.1 (113 mg/dl) at bedtime to 21.3 (383 mg/dl) five hours later when I woke up, by which point my pump had been out of insulin for four hours. Luckily I had a bit of a bolus on board when I went to bed, otherwise I think I would have been higher.



Yesterday I was slightly high after lunch but didn't think much of it. I bolused a correction and about an hour later… Continue

Added by Jen on September 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Not a great way to start the week

Well this is not a great start to a Monday. I am thankful I don't work until the afternoon today!



You know it's never good when you're up at 4:30 AM with high blood sugar and ketones, changing pump cartridges. But this time it's a first (and entirely my fault).



Last time I changed my pump cartridge I decided to only use the bit of insulin that was left in the vial, which only came out to 50-something units. I should have realized that was little more than a day's worth,… Continue

Added by Jen on September 26, 2011 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Random day

Up in the middle of the night with a high. Fun, fun. Not ...



Today has just been so random with blood sugars ...



Woke up this morning at 4.7 (85 mg/dl) which is perfect! Ate breakfast which was the same breakfast I normally have, which I weigh/measure since I'm at home.



Two hours after breakfast I was 3.3 (59 mg/dl) and was like, what?! Ate some Skittles along with a London Fog which I forgot to order as sugar-free so I just bolused for it.



Two hours… Continue

Added by Jen on September 24, 2011 at 3:00am — 12 Comments

Aaaaahhhh, I just tested and my blood sugar is 17.3 (311). I don't think I have been that high in a month! I ate dinner out and must have underestimated the carbohydrates. I was planning on exercis…

Aaaaahhhh, I just tested and my blood sugar is 17.3 (311). I don't think I have been that high in a month!



I ate dinner out and must have underestimated the carbohydrates.



I was planning on exercising but I don't know now. When I am above about 11 (200) I really drag when I try to exercise, so I will probably still do it because I don't want to miss a day, but it's going to be tough!



I have not updated lately but my blood sugars continue in the range they were… Continue

Added by Jen on September 12, 2011 at 7:34pm — 8 Comments

Too high in general, but not a bad day at all in terms of stability! Today was a stressful day at work. I don't work tomorrow so hopefully being able to relax and work on my thesis (if that counts as…

Too high in general, but not a bad day at all in terms of stability! Today was a stressful day at work. I don't work tomorrow so hopefully being able to relax and work on my thesis (if that counts as relaxing!) will result in lower numbers. Also, I am paranoid about stacking insulin now so was not really correcting at meals. I will have to figure out this whole IOB thing and how to deal with it.



1:10 AM - 5.3 (95)

7:14 AM - 5.9 (106) - Breakfast

10:09 AM - 10.3 (185) -… Continue

Added by Jen on September 8, 2011 at 8:33pm — 2 Comments

IOB

I used to use a Cozmo which would handle IOB by taking the recommended bolus and subtracting IOB. Didn't matter the type of bolus, didn't matter what the BG was, it just always did it consistently.



I just checked out the Animas IOB and I have no idea how it actually works.



If I put in a carb bolus and an obviously high BG, it takes away the IOB properly like the Cozmo used to.



But if I put in a carb bolus and a near-normal BG, then it takes away a small amount… Continue

Added by Jen on September 8, 2011 at 8:26am — 4 Comments

Well, here are my blood sugars for today. Very random day. I have no idea. I had pretty much the same schedule as yesterday and identical breakfasts, different but similar lunch (today fewer carbs, t…

Well, here are my blood sugars for today. Very random day. I have no idea. I had pretty much the same schedule as yesterday and identical breakfasts, different but similar lunch (today fewer carbs, though), and identical dinner. All foods were measured exactly so, I have no idea.



Days like today I just get so frustrated. I had virtually the same everything and my blood sugars seem completely random… Continue

Added by Jen on September 7, 2011 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Exercise, and random ramblings

One of the things I find so annoying about diabetes is figuring out exercise. Exercise is supposed to be so good for diabetics, yet it's so freakin' annoying to figure out how to adjust insulin hours in advance of it and hours after it's finished so that I don't start out high or end up low.



Usually I try reducing my dinner bolus for exercise I do after dinner, but I never quite get it right, and it usually requires whipping out a calculator. Tonight as I was bolusing I realized that… Continue

Added by Jen on September 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

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