Thursday, October 25, 2012

The only thing constant is change . . .

Well, okay, actually diabetes is constant.  But I have to wonder if Heraclitus had diabetes too, because sometimes I feel like the only consistent thing about my diabetes management is that I have to constantly adjust and readjust and . . . . change!!

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working hard on redoing our dining room.  After some intense physical labor, it’s about 93% done and looking fantastic.  But combine that extra activity with a monthly hormonal swing and a cold /  flu thing that hit yesterday?  Hello, epic lows.

For more than 24 hours I went no higher than 111.  And that graph reflects both a pizza dinner and a slice of cheesecake.  Even that didn’t bring me up.  Of course, today I've got a stuffy nose, a sore throat, and some stubborn germy spikes.

What’s a girl to do?  Well, temp basals to the rescue.  My latest post at The Loop is all about temp basals!!  Dial ‘em down for those epic lows, dial ‘em up for those germy spikes.  Head on over and check it out!

** My Medtronic disclosure can be found here. **


  1. Man, I hate that. It's like you can't eat enough, but at the same time you're waiting for the other shoe to drop and for all of that food to catch up and send you sky high!

  2. we cant get rid of the stubborn highs. it's really starting to irritate me.

  3. I usually forget to use temp basals. I've gotta get better at doing that.

  4. EEK... that looks pretty awful :(
    unplug, suspend, low temp...
    or eat lots of chocolate. :)

  5. I have had one of those weeks myself, I have lost track of the amount of hypos Ive had. When I remember I use my temp basal but I often wish it would just change when I need it
    Insulin pumping has made me lazy!

  6. This is a very familiar story. I've lately been using a lot of temp basals. My job has had me on my feet running around much of the morning. (Well, before Sandy, anyway!). I've gotten to like that feature a lot lately.


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