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[IP] Highs that won't go away!
I know that since I am just over 30 weeks pregnant, my insulin requirements are expected to go up. But yesterday and again today, I've had some puzzling numbers. I did well all day Monday and Tuesday with 95% of my tests between 70 and 130. Then yesterday everything went out the window.
6:40 AM 181 since my last reading at 2:00 AM was only 95, I have no idea where this one came from. I bolused an extra 2 units in addition to my breakfast bolus.
9:00 AM 358!!!! What in the world?? I bolused 7 units. Normally I drop low around 9:30 or 10:00 and was expecting to need a snack. No snack, just bolus.
10:00 AM 268 I knew it was too early to see a lot of result after one hour, but it seems to be dropping, right?
11:30 AM 282 It's not dropping!! I inject 5 units. Maybe my tubing is messed up, but I am missing the extra tubing I usually keep in my emergency bag. Let's see if the injection works.
1:45 PM 344 I inject 5 more units and decide to go home early and change both my tubing and open a new bottle of insulin, even though this bottle was already half used and had not seemed to have a problem.
3:15 PM 286 Well, I have changed my tubing, and when I did I saw no bend in the cannula and the site looked fine with no redness or itching. I even did some testing with the pump to see if insulin did drip from the cannula correctly after I took it out. No clue what the problem is!!! Let's wait and see what happens.
4:00 PM 251 Coming down? Bolus 4 units to speed it along and increase basal rates by .2 and take my temp. I don't seem to be sick, even though I feel hot and achy from being high so long.
5:30 PM 249 Nothing is happening!! Bolus 5 more units.
7:00 PM 199 Well, it's finally under 200, barely. Bolus 2 units
8:30 PM 181 I'm impatient now and bolus 2 more units.
10:00 PM 65 Yeah!!! I'm almost back to normal!
11:30 PM 76 I fall into exhausted sleep.
6:45 AM 31 Must have overcorrected, right? Must be back to normal.
9:00 AM 300 !!!! NO!!!! Not this again! I bolus 5 units and increase my basal rates another .2
11:00 AM 188 bolus 2 more units
1:00 PM 183 bolus 2 more units, and increase basal by .2 for the next few hours
Should hormones produced by the pregnancy hit me so suddenly? I don't have a temp., my old site looked fine and not infected, I switched tubing early, I changed bottles of insulin, I increased my basals. What is going on?
And what is this doing to the baby? Is he starving when my blood sugar is this high? I have eaten small snacks, but I'm afraid to eat much and I feel horrible. Are my prenatal vitamins even being absorbed right now? I feel so dehydrated that I wonder if he is too. I do feel kind of hot and stuffy, would a cold do this to me? It never has before!
>From the massive city of Bowling Green, KY
Achy, tired, and scared
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