So, I've pretty much dropped off the internet Earth :P College has started back up and I'm already swamped with work while trying to achieve my Doctorates of Physical Therapy. I started insulin pump therapy one week before school. The first few days were fantastic! My sugars were just perfect; between 90-120. My ideal range!!
Then..things started to go haywire. My gym that I go to has been under construction for improvements so I haven't been able to work out in about a week and a half and I'm at college for the majority of my day. I don't necessarily feel stressed, but it's highly possible that I'm severely stressed. It could also be that I'm use to incredible amounts of stress that I just block out the emotional factors. So back to the main point; my sugars have been INSANE. After the initial 5-6 days, I have been lingering in a range of 190-250!! I'm really not use to being that high and it has really wore on my emotional and physical well being. I'm just confused whether this is a basal rate issue or a stress issue. Either way, it's been an interesting first two weeks of school.
I've heard the first few months of pump therapy can be intense and emotionally tolling. I just didn't imagine it being this hard. This makes me wonder, is stress and BG BFFS or worst enemies? They seem to love to cause havoc together while hating each other at the same time.
So sorry I have not been around much, TU! I know I joined only recently before I vanished, but I hope to be more active on the site as the year progresses.
PS, I am working closely with my pump therapist to resolve my basal rate issue. It's only been about two and a half weeks, so I'm sure I just need to be more patient :)