Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Questions With No Answers

During the peak holiday season, I always have a hard time controlling my blood sugar. It's too high, it's too low. I over correct, I under bolus. It's a never ending roller-coaster. But, usually, I manage to get back into the swing of things pretty quickly. And I have at least some decent blood sugar times.
Christmas Day and the two days after Christmas were a nightmare. I'm not sure how today is going to turn out yet. I'm hoping for a return to normal. But I have basically been chasing highs continually for the past 72 hours. After a daily insulin total of over 60 units (I usually take around 45) I'd had enough. Yesterday I turned my basal up to 120%. It helped. but still wasn't perfect.

The question is WHY?? Is it the lack of exercise due to being snowed in? The random snacking? Am I getting sick? I'm not sure. But I don't like it. I don't like not knowing. I hate being out of control (I'm a tiny bit of a control freak).

Regardless, I did a site change this morning and hopefully that will take care of everything. If not, I may lose my mind.

4 comments:

George said...

All we can do is try each variable. Like food, illness, basal rate, stress, weather, and any other of the 100's of things that effect our bgs and still we may not figure it out.

Diabetes sucks. :(

I hope you find what works.

Wendy said...

Ya know what...I can't even talk about her numbers from last week...kinda glad to hear I'm not alone, but bugged it's this way at all :(

Yesterday was THE WORST. I'm hoping to put it all behind us ASAP!

Karen said...

I don't know, but I've had some very sucky numbers myself. I've been running a temp basal too, just to keep things under control. But then, the minute I start to do a few chores, I crash.

What do you think it is? Holiday excitement? Unusual schedules? Stress? Treats?? Or everything combined???

Kelly said...

Nothing bothers me more than having high blood sugar and not knowing the cause. A lot of times I just end up in tears, giving up. (I "give up" about fifty times a week, don't worry) :)

I hope you find the cause of your highs and that it's all behind you soon!