I am really going crazy with this happening every month...
Two weeks of GREAT blood sugars, losing weight, and then it ALL gets erased over the course of three or four days.
Yep. Gained three pounds overnight, insulin doses have gone up by 50-75%, STILL having crazy highs. Still eating lower carb, still exercising, still same routine, but everything has totally changed.
I am pretty sure it is hormones, but looking back through my blog, this pattern is continuous. Good control for a few weeks, then horrible, then good, then horrible. It's not that I'm changing anything, and it's not minor "tweaks" that I need to make ... It's MAJOR changes every month.
I don't understand how I could be taking ~30-35u a day and have an average of 6.0 (110 mg/dl) a week ago.
This week? Taking 60-65u and have an average of 10.4 (187 mg/dl).
I have kept my routine the same, still exercising daily, still eating the same foods, not stressed or sick, tried changing out the infusion set and insulin and correcting with a pen. It's just my body, none of the above.
It IS the time when I would expect hormones to be causing this type of thing. I have come to the conclusion that it is really NOT anything I am "doing" to make myself go this much "off track" every few weeks. Unless I go live in a hospital I can't get my life to be any more "consistent" than it is right now (and it's pretty consistent, same routine and foods almost every day).
I just don't know what I'm supposed to do when one or two weeks out of every month is ruined because of non-stop highs and requiring ridiculous amounts of insulin, followed by non-stop lows once "the drop" hits and all the doses need to be lowered overnight. I have like one or two normal weeks out of every four.
No wonder I have so much trouble.
It just drives me CRAZY! I really don't know what else I can do. At least ranting here makes me feel a bit better. :)