Uninvited Evil Twin

If you want to try and understand the highs and lows of diabetes, this might help.

Medium’s BG’s on Monday:

7:18 am-116 Good morning perfect number!

10:18 am-120  Hello outstanding after breakfast number, nice to see you!

12:17 pm-102  Time for lunch, who wants a perfect blood sugar number?  Not me, I already am one!

2:48 pm-75  Ok, so we played outside, but still within range. We’re doing great!

4:39 pm-118  Perfect number after a free snack!  (woohoo, we love “free” snacks!)

6:19 pm-73  Yep, more playing outside, it’s the last day of Spring Break, but we are still in range, we are golden.

9:32 pm-103  How about another “free” 10 carb snack, just for good measure to keep us up during the night?  And our 4 units of Lantus, of course.

11:56 pm-271 WHAT???  Two-hundred and seventy-one!!!!  WTH??? It was 10 carbs of honey roasted peanuts for God’s sake!  And we just had Lantus!

2:57 am-217  Really?  Only 54 points in 3 hours?  Why so stubborn?

7:39 am-109  Oh, good morning  perfect blood sugar, where were you last night?  Your evil twin, hyperglycemia stopped by, uninvited.

And this is just a little snapshot of what really goes on.  Every day is a rollercoaster filled with either squashing highs or chasing lows, or, if you are really lucky, BOTH!  Diabetics (or their caregivers) have to think about their every move when deciding insulin delivery.  What am I going to eat?  When am I going to eat it?  How long will it take me to eat it?  What is my BG now?  Will I be exercising later?  Is it bedtime?  Am I stressed or nervous about something?  Do I have a cold?

Aren’t you glad your body just does what it’s supposed to?  I know I am.

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One thought on “Uninvited Evil Twin

  1. Katy says:

    this is my *favorite* kind of post. i feel in such suspense over other people’s numbers, even from 1.5 years ago.

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