My blood sugars today ...

3:52 - 13.6 (245)
5:57 - 9.4 (169)
7:22 - 6.3 (113) - Breakfast
10:15 - 8.9 (160)
1:44 - 13.0 (234) - Lunch
3:29 - 13.6 (245)
4:40 - 13.2 (238)
6:19 - 13.7 (247) - Dinner
7:45 - 13.9 (250)

I basically corrected twice overnight to get into range. Then ate breakfast and have been stuck at the same level ever since. Constant corrections, injections, site changes, new insulin ... nothing. Still no or trace ketones, so I'm getting insulin, it's just not what my body needs right now.

I don't know why my body's insulin needs seem to change sooooo drastically sometimes. Maybe hormones, who knows, but does that mean I'm going to have to put up with another 15-20 years of this??? Five days ago my basal rate was 22u and my I:C ratio was 1:12. Now my basal is over 27u and my I:C ratio is 1:8 and I'm STILL running so high.

It drives me crazy. I wish it was as simple as tweaking basal rates or ratios but I feel like my main problem is not that my doses are off but that my body's insulin needs change so much every week or so. I am constantly either running too high or too low or bouncing all over the place when I'm in a "transition" in between the two. I mean, at least if it was one pattern all the time that would be easier ... I feel like dealing with this constantly is the reason why I'm never able to get an A1c in target no matter how much I try.

I'm feeling frustrated. I'm sure running high for DAYS on end has contributed a lot to my bad mood. :( I also slacked on my diet last week and ate some wheat, soy, and nuts. I noticed minimal symptoms until this week. This week my throat is terrible and I can barely swallow and food hurts going down. I ate the food a week and a half ago and am still waiting for the reaction to go away. Won't be doing that again.

My mom came over today and she was so supportive (she has been soooo supportive with all this allergy stuff) and said I'm trying to hard. Well, some days I'm so sick of trying!! But if I don't I would die, so ...

Heck, it just occurred to me that maybe my reaction is causing my BG to be so high?? But I'm leaning more towards hormones, I think. Ugh. Maybe also why I'm in a crabby mood. Haha.

Anyway, I just needed to vent somewhere. Feel weird doing vents like this on Facebook because it makes everyone all worried. Really, I just need to vent and then move on. I'm off to do some cleaning and work on my thesis and HOPEFULLY tomorrow will be better!!!

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Comment by Aaron on June 30, 2014 at 10:12pm
So frustrating staying high when only a huge dose will correct. But over correcting is so worysome. I too need diabetic sympathy for persistent high bgs. That's why that inhaled ultra fast insulin is so exciting.
Comment by Jen on July 1, 2014 at 4:34am

I agree about not wanting to over correct, though so far I don't have to worry about that. Woke up at 4am tonight at 12.2 (220) which is a bit better but somehow I think I'll have to put my insulin up even more. And then, at some point, yes I will drop like a rock and have to lower everything back down ...

Comment by nel on July 1, 2014 at 4:58pm

I empathize ...rather similar for me too , except no known allergies , no hormones working overtime ( at age almost 74 ??) .It is darn hot here ( 30 plus C ) and numbers are totally off ...once again ...not at all a " Happy Canada Day " present !

Comment by Jen on July 1, 2014 at 5:16pm

Yes, weather too! I swear the four things that impact my blood sugar the most are carbs, exercise, hormones, and the weather! And I suppose allergies, if you want to count infusion set issues (off to change my set now ... had great numbers all morning then 17.5, hoping it's only temporary!).

Happy Canada Day! I'm off to watch some fireworks with friends tonight. Then back to plugging away at my thesis!

Comment by newbeach on July 4, 2014 at 7:01am

It’s the end of the financial year and not only do I balance my own books but that of my son’s who is also a T1. My readings for the last week have been similar to yours and I am starting to feel the sign of peripheral neuropathy with sore toes which hurt like hell if I kick them and the burning and tingling feet at nights as I try to sleep. I know my feet will come back to normal within a few days as the first lot of cane has been cut and it has to be irrigated now which involves a lot of walking.
My son would go up into the thirties when exam block came around when he was at Uni. It was only during exam block that his BGL became unmanageable but we were all glad and proud when he was presented with his Bachelor of Science in 2004. His BGL would stabilize when the exams were over.
My BGL readings have also show a drop from 3.00am to breakfast although under normal circumstances I have a rather strong dawn phenomenon. I have found that walking for 20 to30 minutes before breakfast if my BGL are high then eat when my BGL are about 6 gives good results. If BGL are about 6 a walk after breakfast or a light workout helps keeps BGL at a good level. By waiting till my BGL are about 6 before eating gives the best results for me.
I am a MDI insulin user and my varied life stile and activity levels means that I have to change insulin injections regularly. By keeping good records when things go pear shape helps me sort out problems when they present themselves.
You will find things will settle down when you finish your thesis and all the best with everything.

Comment by Rick on July 6, 2014 at 7:09pm
For me different daily activities drastically change basal needs. I go from 1.7 units/hr when using a pencil or keyboard to 0.025 units
/hr with a hammer.


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