Wednesday, June 13, 2007

So This Is How You're Going To Be.....

So diabetes I see you don't like to fight fair. Unlucky for you that I say give me your toughest and I'm going to come back even stronger. I thought I had this whole carb ratio thing figured out and then over the past two weeks it seems to have completely changed. I spoke about my lows last week but this week they have become even worse. Although I haven't encountered any crazy sub 40 numbers the numbers this week have been that much more frustrating.

On Monday night Courtney finally joined me at the awesome Australian seafood restaurant, Bondi Road, that opened across the street from my apartment. We shared an appetizer of breaded shrimp and small crab cake balls (both delicious), for my entree I had a great grilled Red Snapper and sauteed spinach with pine nuts and 1 Cooper Pilsner (an Australian Beer). I estimated this meal to have maybe 20 carbs and gave myself 2 units of insulin. 2 hours later my blood sugar was down to 70. The next day I had my usual turkey sandwich for lunch with a bolus of 4 units of insulin; I have this lunch every day and my body reacts pretty much the same every day. However I dipped below 80 after my lunch - aggravating! Although this gave me the opportunity to have a full Cliff Bar before my Tuesday run (very exciting when you've had to calculate how much a cliff bar would raise your bs for a couple months). I had a great run and had normal blood sugars for the rest of the day - the fun really began Wednesday.



Wednesday morning I had egg whites on toast with 6 oz of orange juice, my normal cover for the oj is 2 units of insulin so I added 1 unit to cover the slice of bread; by the time I got into work my bs dipped into the 60s. For lunch I had my turkey sandwich and added 4 peanut butter crackers (about 15 g of carbs) but only covered with 4 units of novolog - I still went low! After a frustrating day and a hellacious GMAT tutoring session I needed some comfort food so I ordered a bacon cheeseburger and a baked potato from Dallas' BBQ. I covered with 4 units of insulin but 2 hours later my blood sugar was 360! I took 4 units of insulin to bring it down, unfortunately my bs refused to budge - so I went to sleep hoping it would drop overnight.



At 7:40 am my bs was down to 320, I had an egg white omelet and 6 oz of orange juice so I took 6 units of novolog, 2 to cover and 4 to correct. By the time I got to my office my blood sugar was down to 49. Playing with a yo-yo is fun but being one is not. I've e-mailed my endo and educator to see if they can provide any insight. I still say if this is the best you can do diabetes continue to bring it because I will control you, whether I have to run more, lift more, eat less or eat more I will do what it takes to prevent you from controlling my life.

5 comments:

SkiRough said...

I really hope your endo can help clear up some of the rollercoaster effects.

Hopefully you will also figure it out over time!

Lauren said...
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Wingman said...

Sorry Lauren didn't mean to delete your comment! Really the only unhealthy thing I've eaten is that cheeseburger and that was out of the frustration of going low so many times.

Anonymous said...

u eat 2 much junk

Anonymous said...

and two much beer