Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Maybe . . .

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about diabetes is the Maybes.  There are big Maybes, like Maybe my future will be filled with complications.  And then there are little, annoying Maybes.

My most common little Maybe has to do with blood sugar.  Today, my sugars are crap.  And I feel like crap too.  My nose is stuffed up.  My blood sugars are stuck in the high 100s to low 200s.  I feel so darn tired and cold.

Maybe I'm sick.  Sickness explains feeling icky and having high blood sugars.  It also explains the stuffy nose.

Maybe it's the stress.  Stress explains the high blood sugars, which in turn explains the feeling icky.  It doesn't explain the sniffles, but sticking my face repeatedly into K.C.'s fur may have something to do with the stuffy nose and itchy eyes.  (Freak Girl Alert!!  But I can't help it, she's just so snuggly I have to hug and nuzzle her!)

Maybe it's not sickness or stress.  Maybe I just haven't been sleeping well.  Okay, no maybe there.  I DEFINITELY haven't been sleeping well since the mugging.  Lack of sleep = high blood sugars = feeling icky.

What do you do when the Maybes have you stumped?  I've decided for today's Maybe, I'll simply do what I can.  Keep correcting the sugars.  Try to get some rest.  And don't let the Maybes drive me crazy.


  1. Wish there was a quick and easy solution but since we are all so different what works for one person may not for another.

    I usually just wait out the maybes.
    I had a day just like this yesterday. I thought I was "sick" or coming down with something, I feel So different today, as in Much better. Ironically the blood sugars are higher today. I don't get it at all.

    Rest is key if you can. And snuggle that adorably kitty no matter what!

  2. So well said Karen! The maybes stink! With so many variables it is VERY difficult to work through them and eliminate all of them. Major suckage.

  3. Stress, sniffles, little sleep - that's enough to do anyone in.
    Try to find some time to relax - read a book, take a long bath, light some candles and enjoy some music. And recognize that the mugging incident is totally unnerving for both of you. Hang in there, we're thinking about you.


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