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Even When I Do It Right

November 26, 2013

I often think I’m pretty lucky. Diabetes appears to keep me awake in the middle of the night less than most involved in the DOC. Last week I had a stubborn high. I was trying to stay calm, and not rage bolus. The only thing that drove me nuts was my craving for apple cider. Eventually I gave in, and had some and bolused. But everything was methodical and measured so that a low in the middle of the night would not happen.

Too much sugar

Too much sugar

I went to bed later than I wanted to ensure that my pump was in fact working. I was still high, but I was coming down. I started reading and I got really hot. The next moment my Dexcom was going off that I was plummeting. I tested and checked my IOB. Even though I was in the 120s, I had an AirHead because I didn’t want to go low, and I knew that is where I was headed. I turned to Netflix to keep me awake and give me a timer longer than 15 minutes to give the sugar time to work. This started at 11:30 and kept going until 3AM when I ate three airheads in a row and just wanted to cry. I was surprised that no one had responded to my low tweet, but it turns out I never actually sent it. I fell asleep thinking “will I wake up tomorrow?” And then of course I did sleep right through my alarm, because 3 hours of sleep is not enough for this lady.

I am grateful that this does not happen frequently, but it still doesn’t feel good when it does happen.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2013 8:21 AM

    Oh, hon. So sorry. Been there (minus the tweet) and the frustration is so great that I can taste it. Hope you are better now…

  2. November 27, 2013 11:20 AM

    You’re right… you did everything like you were supposed to do, and this still happened. Glad the ending was okay. And think where you’d be if you hadn’t been so diligent?

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