Hopefully this isn't too negative. I've worked on this post over the past few days, and finished it tonight. Before dinner tonight I was 11.8 (212) which I thought was weird since I hadn't't eaten in 5 hours, but that's pretty much a daily high for me, not that unusual. Even though I'm traveling I bought my own food from a supermarket so I have control over what I eat. And I've even kept up with swimming in the hotel pool. I pre-bolused and waited 30 minutes before eating a meal of 30g I had fully measured. Then after dinner I was 21.8 (392)! No ketones, so I just corrected and seem to be coming down fine. It's random stuff like this, despite being 100% "on track" (I mean if I slacked off that's my doing) that makes me so frustrated sometimes! So I'm sure some of that rubbed off on my blog post, but I guess that's part of life with Type 1.

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Comment by pancreaswanted on November 15, 2012 at 1:20am

jen, i dont think its negative at all, i just think its true. (and it sucks).

hopefully today will be better...:)

Comment by Timothy on November 15, 2012 at 2:21am

It just happens to be the way of it. It could be your injection/ or pump site not absorbing well.

Today I had my cannula come out without me noticing at the same time my CGM sensor crapped out so Im feeling awful at 120. Until I got home a found I was 444. Yikes I think it has been years since I have seen a number like that. DKA was just starting to creep in but I got it down in about 3 hours.

SO you see it happens to us all

Comment by Unknown Diabetic on November 15, 2012 at 5:30am

I have had the same kind of week also. Must be something in the air.

Glad you are keeping up with your swimming while traveling.

Comment by Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill on November 15, 2012 at 6:58am

I hit a lovely shade of 17.7 on Tuesday, normal lunch, normal routine, weirdo bg.

Comment by Jen on November 15, 2012 at 8:12am
Weirdly it wasn't my set ... No ketones, and I came down to 5.0 within four hours and woke up this morning at 3.9. Just one of those mysteries!
Comment by WAYNE Z on November 15, 2012 at 2:16pm

I love #14...great explanation!!

Comment by ryryguy392 on November 15, 2012 at 8:53pm

I experienced one side of #11 today while grocery shopping. Came across fudge covered Ritz crackers. Sounded amazing, until I looked at the carb count and realized at my lightest I:C ratio they were half a unit of insulin...per cracker! A little voice in my head was whispering "its not worth it..." So back on the shelf they went and I moved along. Enjoyed reading the list, thanks for taking the time to put it together.


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