So today started off fine, woke up with bg at 97, but that did not last long because I had a mixed meal test at the University of MN Medical Center to test my C-peptides and how much insulin I was making (if any). I am an ongoing participant in a study at the U because I had a full pancreatectomy (removed my pancreas) due to pancreatitis since age 14. I had an auto-islet cell transplant but they were only able to get 10k islet cells and normal is 300-700k so I am in the 10% of people whose transplants don't take and have to be Type 1.

So I had my blood drawn, then drank a Boost meal shake, then had my blood drawn again 1 hour and 2 hours later. I couldn't take insulin until after the whole test was complete. Needless to say I don't think I make any insulin as my bs was at 322 after the test. After I corrected, 2 hours later I was at 157 which is not horrible for me. After I ate lunch and bolused 2 hours later I'm at 285. What the frack....?? I am sooo frustrated. Rest of the day I'm in the 200's- I have this bad habit of thinking the correction is too much and I eat a little bit of carbs so I don't go too low. Obviously it doesn't help me and I stay high. It also didn't help that I bought a pack of Skittles today (thanks to Dave who reminded me in my exercise discussion about the wonders of Skittles!) and ate those when I thought I over corrected. Ahh if only I can erase this day and start over- wait I can! But I'd like to go to bed with a nice number. Crossing my fingers that I won't snack. I think I can I think I can (have the willpower)....

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Comment by Marina C on April 28, 2009 at 7:33pm
Thanks, Danny! :)
Comment by Robyn on April 29, 2009 at 3:07pm
I hope tomorrow is better for you!! It is so very annoying and so exhausting, this D! I have wayyyyyyyyy to many days of high's and low's,HATE HATE HATE that we all have to live this way. But, I tell myself, someday things will get easier and better!
Comment by Glucoholic on April 29, 2009 at 6:30pm
Marina,

Thanks for participating in the study. You've been through a great deal and it would be very easy to say "I've had enough irritation." It's people like you that make the world a better place for the rest of us.
Comment by Marina C on April 29, 2009 at 9:11pm
today was way better (i woke up with 119) but after I took a walk with my dog (after was 123) I ate and bolused for 45 carbs, I shot up to over 300! This is probably related to my other discussion on what kind of exercise you can do to not go hypoglycemic because I've had a problem with this walking my dog, but this time it was the complete opposite that I went way up! It normalized hours later so it must've been the adrenaline rush and then went down later than normal.
Thank you for your support, I have to add!

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