Monday, June 26, 2006

Bitching About Bloodsugars

O's blood sugars have been thru the fucking ROOF these last few days. It's driving both of us absolutely nuts.

8 a.m. - 196
12 noon - 320
1:30 p.m. - 219
2:45 p.m. - 201
3:30 p.m. - 231
5:45 p.m. - 241
7 p.m. - 224
10:30 p.m. - 321
1 a.m. - 418 (WHAT the FUUUUUUCK?)
2:30 a.m. - 356
6:30 a.m. - 218
8:30 a.m. - 176
9 a.m. - 115 - first in range number in days

This is pretty typical of the last week or so. I'd chalked it up to her getting her period but that's done with and the highs are still hanging around. I upped her 8 - midnight and midnight - 6 a.m. basal rates but I haven't touched her daytime rates yet. Last time I changed basal rates, I was pissed off about highs and did a Rage Basal Change across the board, which sent her blood sugars down the tubes. I swear, she drank about 2 cases of Juicey Juice in four days.

I've injected, changed her site, opened new insulin, done all the things you're supposed to do and none of it is helping. She feels like dried out ass from the highs and I feel like dried out ass from the all night checking.

Last summer, her insulin needs dropped a bit because of all the outdoor playing. This year, it hasn't stopped raining in weeks, so maybe that has something to do with it, but still. She wasn't like this when school was in and she's doing things around the house (she cleaned up the kitchen. Without being asked. I almost fell over.), so it's not like she's sitting on her butt watching tv all day long. I just don't get it. Maybe it's a growth spurt? Maybe the moon is in the wrong phase or the wind isn't blowing just so or I've held my mouth the wrong fucking way. Something's pissing off the diabetes gods. Which, in turn, is pissing me off.

I fucking HATE this disease.

Also, did anyone else in the OC get this? It came yesterday.

We have including a connection to your blog Major Bedhead in our section of connections: PERSONALES, of our blog Diabetes Monitor ( in spanish)

Is possible to have in your blog a connection of courtesy to our blog about diabetes ?

Our link is:
The recognition beyond the sea to our importance you found it in people as

David Mendosa (
Amy Tenderich of 'Diabetes Mine' ( )
Kathleen Weaver of of 'Living With Diabetes' (
Janis Roszler of 'Dear Janis' (
Dr. Alan Flores of 'Diabesidad' ( )
la Dtra. Isabel Echeverry of 'Nutricion Hoy' ( )
Kerri Morrone of 'Six until me' ( ... etc.

. , who even talks back directly contents and holders of our news

We counted on your collaboration?


(sorry, errors due to a clumsy automated translation of necessary Google due to my minimum dominion of the English! )



Recibe un afectuoso saludo, ... y el deseo de que tengas un feliz dia

A L E S * (desde Zaragoza, Spain)


Nicole P said...


Your comments at the blog meant so much to me today -- and I thank you.

I have at least two days a month -- usually somewhere around my period, but not consistently on the same days around my period, where my bloodsugars are pretty much totally out of control. They spike and then don't come down. Since I can't pin down which days they're going to be, I can't really see them coming and adjust my basals/boluses until they're right on top of me. This has happened since I was around 14. And I still haven't figured out how to fix it -- it's like no matter how much insulin I take, no matter how much I rage bolus, the bloodsugars are pretty much determined to stay in the high 200s to high 300s. I talked to my doc about them and he made suggestions about increases in basal rate at the first sign -- which I tried last month. Even with doubled!!! basal rates and increased boluses for meals/correction, I was still in the 200s for most of the two days.

Unfortunately for me, this months start of the days occurred in direct conjunction with my Anniversary. And it made me angry and sad and frustrated.

You are so right. What really gets me is the vicious endlessness of it. Sometimes I just want a break and I know I can't take one... So I just keep doing the best that I can - and somedays I'm much, much better than others.

I got that same message the other day and still have it saved. I wasn't sure what to make of it...

floreksa said...

I haven't gotten the message yet, but am guessing its coming...

As for O, my first guess is growth spurt/puberty in general or she's fighting something (cold, infection, sinus??)...

Anonymous said...

Yes, I got that message. The author, Manuel, has been very active pitching his site lately. But 2 things about it are bothersome:

1) He stole the name "Diabetes Monitor" from Bill Quick's site (, which has been around for 10 yrs. Understandably, Bill is not happy about this.

2) Manuel "borrowed" a number of my posts, and rewrote them for his Spanish-speaking audience, but with some serious content errors that I had to correct.

Just FYI...


J said...

I hate to say this but welcome to puberty I usually have one month where I am high before and low after and then low before and high after and I can ont seem to get a handle on when this cycle happens... good luck you and O are doing all you can do.

Allison said...

I haven't received that message, but if I do get it, I will make sure just to ignore it. Thanks for the heads up!

Kerri. said...

I rec'd that message a while back. Had no clue what to make of it. It sits in my inbox, hanging out until I know what to make of it.