Riding high blood sugars makes me angry grrrrrrrrr.......
Here we are, like day one too many of constant high blood sugars. This shit happens, it does. Sometimes it happens for an hour or half a day. Sometimes it happens for many many days in a row.
Here is a post with probably TMI, probably not for the guys and definitely full of ranty bits.
Stress effects blood sugars. DUH! Sometimes my stress sends them low but more often then not it sends them high. Do you know what else stress effects? It effects my hormones. I'm a girl on "the pill", you know the one. One of the benefits of this mastermind of an invention is to regulate our cycles and make our periods totally and completely predictable. I think my whole neighbourhood heard me scream "What the fuck?!" from my bathroom on Saturday morning. When my monthly monster (shark week) attacked when it wasn't expected to arrive for another week, I get worried. It means there is something seriously wrong with my hormones. Two things make this happen (in my experience). Too much heavy exercise or stress. This time it's due to stress because I haven't hardly been able to exercise (another issue all together, read: stress!).
SO...... shark week comes not only a week early, but for 2 straight weeks. Why? because I'm on the pill right? So my expected date of attack is still in the books and scheduled to arrive on time no doubt.
NEEDLESS to say, this has thrown my hormones for a mighty fucking loopty loop. And now folks, what do hormones effect? F'n blood sugars.
High blood sugars from too much stress. High blood sugars from hormones as a result of an unplanned cycle which leads to the hormones of the planned cycle which leads to way-too-many-factors-to-even-consider-so-shoot-me-now.
High blood sugars. ALL.THE.TIME. I get up in the middle of the night to try and correct. I've got temp basals running anywhere between 140% - 180%. High blood sugars make me hungry. High blood sugars mean very limited carbs. This is okay for a day but for 8+ days? I need my carbs man!
High blood sugars mean... in the worst case... no exercise. It's too risky. Today, I'm running a temp basal of 180%. I sent Katie a text to see what SHE would do in this situation. I knew the answer I just needed someone to justify the danger of the situation if I went and exercised with high BGs and a 180% TBR. Thanks for the reassurance of a possibly stupid decision Katie. I'm fed up with days of little to no reaction so I pulled out the big TBR guns. I had to get aggressive since nothing else seemed to be working. Don't even suggest new vial or new site or blah blah blah... been there, done that, didn't help.
So let's summarize this. Stress and hormones mess up blood sugars. The menstrual cycle, messes with blood sugars. High blood sugars makes me moody and irritable. On top of already dealing with high stress levels that have caused a double shark week. Add to that limited carbs, too much work and no exercise?
An equation without a solution. A baaaad mix for a girl who relies on exercise as a stress reliever.
There is no answer right now. Try and lower the stress? I'm trying but the vicious high blood sugar circle is in full effect. All I can do is just keep pumping that insulin in and constantly monitoring. Mostly, it's just about patience because this can't possibly last forever...