The workout felt great, but when I finished my CGM showed me above 200 with double up arrows. I know that exercise can sometimes cause blood sugar to rise, but it never has for me. I’m always dropping by the end of a workout. I debated if I should take a correction or not. Surely the exercise would have me dropping soon. (Spoiler: The exercise did not drop me. And don’t call me Shirley.) My gut told me to go ahead and correct - and it’s a good thing I did.
|This was just the beginning!!|
I don’t know what the worst thing is about a blood sugar that is stuck up high. Sometimes I think it’s the fear I feel when nothing I’m doing will bring it down. The terror when the ketones start showing. The feeling of helplessness and failure. The physical effects of achiness and thirst and headache and nausea. Or the frustration of trying to figure out what caused this marathon of highs.
Yes, maybe that last one is the worst. I don’t know what exactly caused the hellish afternoon I had yesterday. It could be some weird response to the exercise, even though this has never happened before. It could have been that my site went bad, even though the site change didn’t seem to help. It could have been some rouge germs that my body is trying to fend off, because I do feel like I’m coming down with something. Or it could just be that diabetes is messing with me and my friends. Because Kelly had a weird high streak too. And George was flat-lined.
Nope, I guess I’ll never actually know what happened to my blood sugar yesterday. And that is very discouraging - because how can I work to prevent it in the future if I don’t know what caused it in the first place?