Here's an interesting story for you if you're....interested.
So a couple of months back I was living in a situation, where I was fed a high sugar diet and had little control over it;think host family who were determinded to kill me through cake and caramelized carrots...
I was doing a ton of insulin, but not checking my levels, because I'm a *bad* diabetic.
So when I arrived home again, I was testing every hour or two, doing a lot of insulin, and basically despatately trying to get my levels down, and getting myself into a bit of a frenzy. On occassions my levels would just go up and up no matter how much insulin I was doing and running up and down the stairs. A couple of hospital trips later and one very interesting clinic appointment later, I have gleaned some very useful knowledge which apparently they don't like to tell the "under 18" diabetics because it "confuses things."
If I was confused before, I don't see how this saving piece of news could have made things worse?!
Here's the thing. I was over doing the insulin. Far too much in fact, almost an extra dose or two a day. My liver began to recognise this and was pre-empting hypos. It saw all that insulin flooding in as I tried to lower my levels and so it released a whole load of sugar and so my levels continiued to rise.
The same applies to exercise. I was running to get my levels down but my liver saw "hey, exercise!" and released some sugar to help me along.thus increasingly high levels.
In case anyone doesn't know, in a normal working body, the pancreas and the liver work together to balance things out. In a diabetic, the pancreas fails, but the liver still works fine, which adds a number of complications to the process.
So what I have to do now, is stick to set amounts of insulin, no more or less and send in a food and levels diary after a week. If my levels go high I can no longer do extra insulin, I might just sit the high out.....any tips for what I can do when my levels go high and I have no energy or motivation?!
Wish me luck....I'm still on a very long journey...!