And then on Sunday, the highs just stopped. Even during a birthday party I threw for Pete, with lemonade based cocktails and a chocolate peanut butter cake, I hovered in the 50s and needed to have some Starbursts. It was crazy!
Of course, me being me, I want to know WHY my blood sugars completely misbehaved so I can fix it next time. After some sleuthing, I’ve got three clues . . . .
- I put my site back in my favorite spot - I get great absorption from (and have plenty of real estate for) “ upper-butt” sites. But I still worry about building up too much scar tissue there, so I try to rotate around sometimes. My previous two sites had been in my abdomen and upper arm. I wouldn’t be surprised if neither of those sites worked all that well.
- Fresh insulin - When I changed my site on Sunday, it was time for a brand new bottle of insulin. In fact, it was also from a new batch. When I fill my prescriptions I get three bottles of insulin at a time. It could be my imagination, but often it seems that third bottle doesn’t quite work so well.
- Girl stuff - I know this is TMI, but my period started on Sunday. Yeah, happy birthday to my husband.