Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! Yesterday I hurt my thumb badly in a football game around 10am. Later that day and night, I could not get my blood sugars below 300. I thought maybe it was a bad site, so I did shots for my meals and corrections, but that still did not seem to do the trick. When I got home around 8pm, I did a new site and a 6 unit correction via injection again. By that time I had over 14 units in just corrections and was still over 300! I was thinking maybe the adrenaline and stress from being in so much pain could have made me insulin resistant but wow! That was definitely a first for me. Has anyone ever had a similar experience?
Happy Diabetes Awareness Month! Let’s go out and try to educate as many people as we can to help avoid the stigma and misconceptions that travel with the word “diabetes.”
Hi all! My dad came across this and sent it to me recently. I thought it was interesting. Some of the the factors on this list were pretty shocking. I hope you guys find it useful!
Hi everyone, you should all check out this article that my mom sent me the other day. It totally resonated with me and I’m sure it will with you too!
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?
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!
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.