Monday, 31 May 2010
Late Night Hyper Support
31.05.10 - After yesterday's blood sugar success I guess I should have known it was too good to be true!!! A slightly negative view I know but positivity is not always in abundance where diabetes is concerned. I went to bed on 9.4 and low and behold I woke up at around 3.00 a.m. with stomach pains, nausea and a headache...all classic signs of a high blood sugar level (hyperglycemia). Test result = 21.6....gutted!!!
I decided to inject some extra insulin which was total guess work as I am yet to learn how to work out correction doses. When I first saw the dietician at the end of April about starting to learn to carb count she told me not to worry about correction doses for now!!!! So I guessed at an extra 8 units of Apidra and hoped for the best (BS was 13.3 when I got up this morning). Apart from feeling generally rubbish with blood sugars this high, it was also 3 o' clock in the morning which is not the best time to be wide awake!!!!
On a positive note, as I was in full hyper-mode and wide awake, I decided to log onto Facebook....once there I saw the status update of someone I have met through my recent blog reading saying that he was also wide awake but suffering with low sugars rather than high....the conversation that followed was really helpful in getting through the hyper. It was really good to be able to talk to someone who knew exactly what I was talking about....so once again I would like to express my appreciation for the new online community that I have discovered......if only I'd found it sooner!!!!!
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