Saturday was an interesting day, Deanne spent most of the morning cooking for the big party in the afternoon which meant I spent the morning solely looking after the Little ‘Un. It was obviously quite hard work because by 13:00 when it got to party time I had already had two hypos!
However the afternoon went a lot better than expected. I’ve always had a problem in the past with buffets because I tend to badly miscalculate how much bigger than my eyes my belly is, that is I tend to keep eating until I realise my stomach is full and I can’t eat anything else. However for pretty much the first time ever I put food on my plate in the knowledge that if I kept eating I could just wind up a bit more insulin on the handset and keep on eating! Through the afternoon my blood sugar hung out around the five mark. I was very pleased about this.
Sunday was a DIY day (again) and it went pretty well, I tried winding down to 50% as a temporary basal rate and it seemed to do the trick, although I put it back to 100% a bit too quick after I’d finished and so I dropped a bit too quick. It was a lot better than usual though.
Today I was going to do some more fasting blood tests, however things haven’t quite gone to plan. Against accepted wisdom instead of redoing my morning one which I did last week I decided to try doing the 12:00 to 18:00 one, my idea being that I seem to drop (in to a hypo) pretty much every afternoon and that I need to sort this out pretty quick so I can get on with my afternoons without worrying about it anymore.
I certainly don’t seem to be having hypos or otherwise with the small adjustment I made to my morning basal rate so I figured I can come back to that one at a later date. However I did my first test at midday and it was 4.3. “Hmm” I thought, “that’s pretty low” but decided not to worry about it. Did another test at one and it was 2.8. This rather rained on my parade because of course you can’t continue with a fasting set of tests if you’ve had something to eat so I guess I’ll be trying again tomorrow?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
It’s Thursday, so that means it must be volleyball tonight, last weeks session went pretty well and so I’m not worried about it however it puts me in a bit of a predicament because if I hadn’t been going to practice tonight I would probably have done my second try at morning fasting blood glucose tests tomorrow but my blood sugar will still be writhing around after the exercise.
Then it’s obviously the weekend and I’m almost certain that in the long run I’m going to have to set up another profile for weekends as I seem to run on a different body-clock when I’m not working.
So I guess I’ll have to wait until Monday to try again. As mentioned previously I think I will need to put my insulin up by another .1 or .2 of a unit but we’ll see early next week I guess.
The other reason I can’t do a lot at the weekend is because on Saturday we have a joint birthday party for the six boys belonging to Deanne and I and the five other couples who attended the NCT classes we went to last year, all the boys either are, or are about to become one year old so I thought I’d say a quick Happy Birthday to Casper, Louie, George, Joshua, Charlie and JJ. Happy birthday lads 🙂
Then on Sunday it’ll be DIY again, it’s totally my own fault for leaving it until the very last minute and therefore I have no-one to blame but myself for the amount of things I need to do around the house.
Just out of interest the hypo I had yesterday was one of those terrible ones where you feel all paranoid and can’t really figure out what is going on, I don’t actually remember why I did a blood test but it’s lucky I did because I think another five minutes and I might have been incapable (of doing anything).
I’ve also been feeling really hungry lately, not just when I’m low but a lot of the time and I think it might be down to the fact that I’m finally getting relatively stable blood sugars, at least compared to how they used to be! This means that I am learning what the messages my stomach gives me are, and mostly they seem to be “I’m hungry”!!!