From Saturday through Tuesday I woke up each day at 5am. Saturday I woke up early due to the birds chirping in Lake Placid, Sunday to get to the Ironman to volunteer, Monday to sign up for the 2008 Ironman and Tuesday for a flight up to Boston for business. While I would have been much happier staying in bed and waking up at 7 the early days let me learn alot about how my body reacts to environmental changes and made me aware that I experience some dawn phenomenon.
Each night I went to bed with my bs around 100 (give or take a few points) but at 5 am each morning my blood sugar had raised to about 140. Without a correction my blood sugar would drop below 120 by 7:30 am. Had I not had such a crazy schedule I never would have learned that I did encounter a spike in those early morning hours and wouldn't have been able to discuss the necessary pump adjustments with my endo.
By Wednesday I was absolutely exhausted. I had my finance class Tuesday evening and didn't get home until about 9:30 pm; my bs was a mess on Wednesday. I had a reading of 197 after my turkey sandwich for lunch and really had incredible swings. After getting to the gym and returning to my regular sleep pattern my bs has returned to the 90 - 110 range. Have others of you noticed the dramatic effects a chaotic change to your normal routine can have on your bs?