My blood sugars seem to be running on the low side lately, so I wasn’t surprised when I felt that shaky low feeling yesterday morning. It felt more like a mild low than a scary LOW. I pulled out my meter, squeezed out some blood and waited to see my number . . .
166. Okay, not a terrible number, but a weird one since I was feeling more like 66. I washed my hands and tried again. 177. Okay, I get it. Although I feel low, I’m not. I wondered if perhaps I was dropping quickly but that wasn’t the case either. I ran above 150 all day long. Heck if I know why. I didn’t sweat it too much. I do try to run closer to 100, but I’m certainly not going to let a few 150s stress me out.
Fast forward to last evening. As we arrived at my parent’s house for weekly Sunday dinner, I felt that same shaky mild low feeling I had in the morning. Once again, I pulled out the meter to test.
And a 27 stared back at me. WTF? Again I washed me hands and re-tested. 26.
This is what annoys me about diabetes. We try our hardest to listen to the signals our bodies are giving us. We try to stay alert to signs of blood sugars that are too high or too low. But when a 177 can parade around with the same symptoms as a 26, how can we ever win??
** PS: During both the 177 and the 26, my CGM showed me holding steady near 100. I wasn’t surprised to see a “bad sensor” error right before I went to bed last night. Here’s hoping the new sensor I insert today is a little more on the ball!!