I woke up this morning with my blood sugar at 17.5 (315 mg/dl) and feeling horrible. I'd gone to bed at 7.7 (139 mg/dl) six hours earlier and hadn't had anything to eat for many hours before going to bed. Ketones were large (second-to-darkest colour on the strip). I seriously debated going in to work late but I had a client, so just went. I corrected with an insulin pen and my blood sugar slowly, slowly came down. I felt better by mid-morning, at least.
Blood sugar remained high all day. The lowest I got was 9.1 (165 mg/dl) but I did crash to 3.2 (58 mg/dl) before dinner. Great! I thought my problems were over!
Now I have shot way up to 24.8 (446 mg/dl) after dinner. I did have a chocolate dessert after dinner, but I supposedly bolused for it, although it was definitely not low in carbohydrates. Still, I don't think I should be so high. So another correction with an insulin pen, and I moved my site and also changed the insulin in my pump.
I'm using the needle sets which supposedly can't kink or anything, so hopefully moving it to a new spot will fix the problem. I would really prefer not to have to put my pump settings up any higher than they are. Yesterday's blood sugars were virtually perfect, so I find it hard to believe my pump settings would change so drastically overnight.
I've been thinking for a while that I want to write a blog post called "Anatomy of a high" or "Anatomy of a low" (I don't know why, I just like the title). I think now might be a good time to go write the high version while I'm feeling it!