Yesterday was the worst day of my diabetic life that I can remember - and I can remember all days I have had diabetes since I was diagnosed when I was four. That would mean worse than all 20.5 years of living with the D.
I woke up and my meter just read "HI." Being the perfectionist that I am, I was incredibly frustrated. I didn't understand why I was sooo high. I felt beyond awful as well which did not help matters. I decided to guess as to how much insulin I should take and ended up with 7 units. I had to keep getting ready and then left to go to school and teach for the day. At 9 a.m. I get a break and I tested again. My meter still registered 'HI!' I was furious.
I am rarely high, and the effect of the high was tearing my body down. I was incredibly thirsty and my normal thermos of coffee made me want to throw up. I looked in my purse for my water bottle only to realize that I forgot it. How could I have done so today, of all days? Luckily, a teacher across the hallway gave me one. I chugged it down in 1 minute and refilled in numerous times throughout the day.
I continued to feel awful and was able to test again at noon - 598. Yay...I actually got a reading. I entered the number in my pump and took a major correct again. I was able to test again at 1 - 490. Good, I though, I am actually coming down - IT'S ABOUT TIME!
Not quite...at 2:15 I was 473. I decided to change my pump tubing and site and then took another bolus. It worked that time because by 3:30 I was 388. I then started to go down quickly; by 4:45 I was 265 and then by 6:15 I was down to 108.
I didn't eat anything because I thought I would just get sick, but I felt so weak from being so high that day that I had some cheese and celery. Those were the only two items of food that sounded decent.
I had somewhere to go last night and when I got back at 10 I was 120. I thought that was good but was scared to go to bed after the day I'd had. I set my alarm for 3 am to test. When the alarm went off, I turned it off and decided to roll over and go back to sleep. I woke up this morning on the low side - 64, but felt 200 times better. Today my body has been recovering from yesterday.
I know I cannot have perfect blood sugars all of the time but I thought I was going to lose it yesterday. I think my pump tubing had an issue because after I changed it out I felt dramatically better. I'm just glad yesterday is over and every day is a new day to start things over again.