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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Road kill . . .

truck
Hey, did you happen to get the license plate of the truck that ran over me??

But seriously, my high blood sugar mystery has been solved.  Friday night I slept like a log.  And I saw better post exercise numbers on Saturday.  But on Sunday, I actually did feel like a splattered mass of road kill!  I had a sore throat, a queasy stomach, aches, chills and general ickies.

And my numbers?  I’ve seen more readings in the 200s and 300s in the past five days than I’ve seen in the past five months! I tried to be proactive and cranked my basal up to 150% but even that wasn’t working.  No matter what I eat, my CGM immediately starts yelping and giving me double up arrows.  It’s enough to drive a girl insane!!  I went through an entire box of tissues yesterday and I have the bright red nose to prove it.  What? Did you say something?  I can’t hear you because my ears are so plugged up.

Luckily, I’m feeling quite a bit better today.  And although I’m still hitting the 200s more often than I’d like, I haven’t seen a 300 since Sunday. 

Diabetes is hard enough on it’s own.  When you add Real People Sick to the mix, it just turns you into road kill!!

13 comments:

  1. There should be a rule that T1's can NOT ever get sick...it isn't fair! Like you said - it is difficult to manage already and an illness on top..fuggataboutit! Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. I felt this way all weekend. I hope you're feeling better. :)

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  3. Oh no! I agree with Jen, it should be a rule, T1 should never have to get sick! Sending quick recovery vibes your way!

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  4. I am right here with you! I've been coughing nonstop since Friday and now it's congestion city. YUCK. Too many things to deal with at once.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  5. I'm glad you figured out the reason for your high numbers. I just got over being sick too. But because of my lack of testing lately...I really don't know if there was a big BG spike or not. :/ Haha

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  6. I here ya, diabetes and getting ill is brutal. Love your great attitude, and blog too!
    Trev from http://three2treat.blogspot.com

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  7. Yuck! It sucks to get sick AND have to deal with high BGs at the same time. Glad you're starting to feel better!

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  8. Boo hoo baby. Does KC sit on you and like you more when you are sick and WARMER?

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  9. Glad you're feeling a little better!

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  10. I'm sorry you were sick and glad your starting to feel better;) I hope the truck doesnt hit you anymore this winter.

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  11. Something is going around here too. I went for five entire days without eating and my pants are hanging on me like a scarecrow.
    Now I'm running a low grade fever. My doc wouldn't even shake hands with me - he said "no way am I touching you". Gee, thanks a bunch.

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  12. Ooooh girl - - - so glad you are on the mend!! Nate has been running high too. I think we are about to have a little sicky on our hands.

    Hey - your blog looks great!! Love it!

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  13. And well this has everything to do with all your swagging yesterday. It's hard not to be trigger happy after seeing stubborn numbers like this. History taught you to bolus like mad. The problem is, diabetes failed history class.

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