Thursday, March 28, 2013

Disruptions . . . . .

It’s been a bad week.  My blood sugars have been all over the place, but mostly high.  I’ve tried early site changes.  I’ve tried opening a fresh bottle of insulin.  I’ve tried lowering my carb intake.  I’ve tried higher temp basal rates.  I’ve been going to the gym.  Starting to exercise (again) usually sends me into a week or two of epic lows, but no.  Nothing seems to work.  Yesterday my CGM went from “low predicted” to “high predicted” from the simple act of making lunch.  Just making lunch, not sampling and snacking as I went, just deciding what to eat and preparing it.  I am so freaking ready to quit this diabetes thing.

My best guess as to what is causing this dia-mess is that my normal routine is completely disrupted this week.  On Sunday, Pete left for a business trip to Berlin and the Netherlands.  I’m lonely.  I miss him.  I’m completely sleep deprived because I tend to be really scared being alone over-night.  (This is less due to diabetes and more due to memories of coming home about 10 years ago to find my house had been broken into.)  Basically, I know I’m being a big baby, but this week has really sucked.  And so have my blood sugars.


As I type this, Pete is here --->
and will be back home to me soon.

It's very frustrating to feel like you're trying your best to do everything right but nothing seems to work.  I can only hope that settling into my normal routine will help my blood sugar settle down too.  I think we are both tired of the disruptions.


  1. I hope that once your routine returns to normal your blood sugars will start to behave! Nothing more frustrating than unexplained high blood sugars. Happy Easter!

  2. Ugh, sorry you are having such a rough week. And I dont think you are a baby because you are scared alone at night. I usually can't sleep when my hubby is gone overnight and when I do sleep its very, I am more scared of silly stuff and cannot even watch previews for scary movies if I am going to home alone! Hope your blood sugars behave when the disruptions die down.

  3. Wow, sorry things have been wacky this week. Glad Pete is on his way home. Those spouses, sometimes they have powers beyond us mere mortals.

  4. I'm sorry, Karen. Sounds like a rough time all around.

    I know that I like to *think* a routine is an unnecessary luxury, that I can handle whatever comes at me and just roll with it. But I've found that the power of routine can't be forgotten. Sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered.

  5. If I don't get enough sleep, my blood sugar runs high.... Might have something to do with it for you maybe?


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