Sentimental Diabetic Drivel... Documenting life of a T1 athlete
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Topsy Turvy Day
I had a persistent day of highs. I was running in the high "teens" and upwards into the "twenties" on Friday. I usually translate those numbers for you mg/dl folks but I'm too tired to bother. They stayed stubborn up there for the better part of the ENTIRE day. I woke up in target and had my usual oatmeal and peanut butter breakfast. This is the only food in the entire universe that I adore as much as chocolate and subsequently the only food that almost never spikes my BG. By mid morning it was through the stratosphere and so I started mounting correction bolus on top of correction bolus. I started my temp basal at 130% and eventually turned it up to 160% where it stayed for nearly 10 hours. I was left eating cheese, hard boiled eggs and carrots as I was terrified to put anything resembling a carb into my mouth. I never know what to do when I feel this way. I never know what to eat. I was at work and still needed to function. What do people eat when suffering from an entire day of highs?! I felt awful. Nauseous and hungry (two things which I don't understand how you can feel simultaneously). FINALLY, late in the evening, something started working and so I plummeted, like a stone! As you can see in the picture. 3.1 and an arrow still pointing down! I finally shut off my temp basal and fared well through the night.