Yesterday I was high all day long. I bolused and bolused over and over and nothing seemed to work.
Is it my site? That’s the first thing I think.
So I pulled it out. I figured I would see some blood or a bent cannula but no dice. All looked good.
I assumed it must be scar tissue so I moved it to a spot on my leg that was not used much because it hurts but I figure I should just deal with the pain to get a good site in.
OUCH! I put it in and bolused. A lot.
Still I floated right around 300.
“Screw it, I am just going to go to bed and see where I am in the middle of the night. I am sick of this.” I stormed out of the living room and went to bed.
I woke up around 2AM and grabbed my Dex on the nightstand. I saw the HIGH ABOVE 200 screen. “ugh, lame.” I verified the bg with a finger stick and then rolled over and went back to sleep. The last thing I wanted to care about was diabetes.
But then I thought about the insulin. What if the insulin went bad? I never ever think about the insulin being the problem! Of COURSE! That has to be it!
So I decide NOT to change it right then but to just do it in the morning. I was tired and annoyed.
At about 5AM my bg tanks. According to my Dex it dropped fast and then leveled off. I tested when I woke up at 114.
And so far, my BG has been doing it’s thing all morning.
And that my friends is a great example of how diabetes does not play nice at all and ANYONE who says “you can ‘control’ it” is wrong.
I have this image of an insulin bubble under my skin waiting to erupt and THEN my body absorbs it. Why else would this happen right?