15 November 2012

World Diabetes Day 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful World Diabetes Day on the 14th. Mine was…well, let’s just say that diabetes decided to demonstrate what it can do.

My CGMS, DeeDee, decided to do the screaming alarm starting at about 5AM. Of course, I slept through it, but my poor husband didn’t. And, of course, it thought I was in the 40’s, when I was really in the normal range.

So, after doing the million checks and entering in the numbers after about an hour of the alarm going off (and finally waking up), I fell back asleep, and poor husband had to go to work with an hour less of sleep than he’s used to. Poor guy.

Then I woke up a few hours later with a lovely #bgnow of 46! Awesome. That’s how I want to start my day. A million glucose tabs, a glass of milk, and a handful of crackers later, I crashed back in to bed and said “Screw it!” and went back to sleep. But, being the genius I am, I forgot to bolus for the extra “OMG FOOD!” that I ate before crashing. So, I woke up after that with a #bgnow of 276. I felt so awesome, let me tell you. (I didn’t feel awesome.)

Then DeeDee and Navi (Navi is my insulin pump) decided to both crap out. DeeDee went in to evil “???” land, and Navi ran out of d-juice, and the infusion site decided to be attracted to door frames and be half off anyway. So, those got changed.

Then, you know, normal day time stuff.

And when it was finally time for bed, DeeDee alerted me that I was in the 70’s and headed straight down. Glucose tabs.

Fifteen minutes later, still in the 70’s and still headed straight down. More glucose tabs.

Another fifteen minutes later, still in the 70’s and still headed straight down. Even more glucose tabs.

Another fifteen minutes later, still in the 70’s and still headed straight down. Even more glucose tabs.

Another fifteen minutes later, still in the 70’s and still headed straight down. Even more glucose tabs.

I finally flatlined in the 80’s over an hour after bed time and having consumed 10 glucose tabs. I woke up at 140.

So, dear body, I know yesterday was supposed to be all about diabetes, but you didn’t need to demonstrate everything in one day.