I didn't do one of these last month. For the reason why, just read my last post. I hate when it happens, just apparently not enough to make a half-assed attempt.
-For some reason the DOC seems kind of empty lately. It's especially void of D-Mamas. I guess I just miss the early days of blogging when there was so many of us out there, and so much support. But it's nice to see people are still reading (and nominating). I saw that for the month of January I won Best of the Betes for "Best story of a D-mistake" on Unexpected Blues. Thanks Heather! And I also just saw that I was nominated for February. Thanks to those who take the time to send in my name... it really means a lot.
-An electric shock will skyrocket a BG. Just ask Elise. She was cruising along in the 130s with a flat arrow when she decided she was going to help me out by unplugging the vacuum. I guess she touched the metal prongs as it was half pulled out... poor little girl, it hurt her pretty badly. Next thing I know, the dex is buzzing with a 159, double arrows up. Adrenaline much?
-Sometime diabetes can be such a shit-disturber. Or as my friend Jess put it, "If diabetes had a face, it would be an arrogant smirky asshole face. Like a young Kurt Russel or maybe that jerky blonde Cobra Kai kid from the Karate Kid" (oh Jess... I miss you). For the past two weeks, Elise has been high. All. The. Time. I am not a big fan of changing basals. I hate it. Like, really, really, gouge-my-eyes-out, while listening to the Christmas Shoes song sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks hate. I mean, I will change them, but I usually run temp basals to see if it's going to eventually swing back the other way, or if her settings really do need changing. So for two weeks, I ran temp basals. Tweaked them so I could figure out what the permanent change should be. I finally took the plunge and we had one good day. Then she was LOW ALL STINKING DAY for the next three.
I bet you're wondering if I changed them back. The answer to that is no. I ran negative temp basals and eventually things normalized. Wax on. Wax off. (I wanted to add an expletive here, but I think I've sworn enough in this post).
3 days ago