Injuries and Blood Sugars

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?

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?



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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.