Bad Site

Hi! I had a weird scenario yesterday…I had my site in for a day already and it was totally fine but then out of the blue I woke up at 210 and COULD NOT get down for the life of me. After 4 hours of over 10 units of insulin, I was still at 300. I did a new site and everything was fine after that! I just found it super weird that the site wasn’t bad from the beginning, rather it took 36 hours to stop working. Does anyone have any explanations/experienced this before?

Quote!

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Hi all! Came across this quote recently and it really resonated with me. People just do not understand what a mental and emotional toll type 1 takes because they can’t see it!! If you do not already, you should definitely go follow The Diabetic Journey on Facebook because they have some awesome quotes (including this one). I hope everyone is well!

New Low Symptoms

Hi everyone! Yesterday I was in a restaurant when all of the sudden a wave of nausea hit me. I had no idea what it was from but it got progressively worse as time went on. When I checked my blood sugar I was 90 so I didn’t think it was because of that. However, 10 minutes later I was 50. I felt so sick that I actually had to leave the restaurant and walk outside for a few minutes. I knew I needed to have something to eat or drink to correct my low, but I felt like anything I ate or drank would make me puke. I sipped on a coke and then went back inside. 20 minutes after drinking the coke, my blood sugar was 85 and I felt fine again! I was shocked that going low could make me feel as sick as it did because in the 11 years that I have had type 1, I have never had nausea be one of my low symptoms. Unfortunately I think this is definitely one of my new symptoms being that the exact same thing happened when I was in Nantucket just a few weeks ago.

Vacation

Hi all! I just got home from vacation in Nantucket. I was there for two weeks and it is remarkable how much worse my blood sugars are when I am not in my usual routine! I had one super scary low and another day I reached an all time high since my diagnosis…429!! I changed my site 3 different times while we were there thinking there was sand in it, but turns out there wasn’t. Although I miss Nantucket, I am happy to be home now and back to my routine, so hopefully my blood sugars will go back to normal.

Exercise: Cardio

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while…I was busy with the end of school. Anyway, I am super excited because I have finally found a routine in order for me to exercise on the treadmill without going low! I tried running with many different combinations of insulin/carbs but couldn’t seem to find anything that worked. Now I have been walking at 3.7 miles per hour at a grade 8-10 incline while drinking a 22 gram gatorade for 45 minutes and that seems to do the trick. It is so rewarding to finally find some sort of combination that works! Although it isn’t running (which I really wish I could do) I am content knowing I am getting a solid cardio workout in without going dangerously low 🙂