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Re: [IP] Blood Sugar Crazies
1) The other day I had dinner at 7:15pm (at a restaurant) - fish, pasta with
red sauce. No liquor, 2 bites of tiramisu, no coffee. I ate nothing after
dinner. (No other factors - i.e, exercise, that time of the month, etc.) At
10:15pm I tested 91. At 4am, I was up to 292!! (Incidentally, after a bolus
of 3.5 units, I tested 88 at 8:45am.)
Yuppers.....pasta affects me about 4 hours later, and if you didn't catch it,
it would run you high later. This happens to me every time. In fact, I
always have a low after pasta and then go high later! Do a square of like
two hours and see what happens later on. Also, check your sugar four hours
after eating pasta and see the pattern.
> 2) I tested 143 at 9am. I ate NO BREAKFAST. At noon, I tested HI the
> time (i.e., over 600!), then retested and was 347, then again and was
> (However, a few days later I tested, without eating at all during this
> period, 81 at 8:45am, then 86 at 10:25am and 76 at 11:45am. Again, no
> exercise, etc. What is that about!?)
Sounds like a set problem....and are those readings right after each other?
If so, it sounds like your meter may be malfunctioning!!!!!1
> 3) At 1:50pm I tested 174. I ate nothing, but napped a bit. At 4pm I
> tested 284. (I ate mainly some bread at lunchtime - nothing high in fat.)
When I nap, I always go high when I get up..... and yes, like by 100 points.
This occurs a lot, especially when people drive for a long time without
getting out of the car. It's the sedentary state, etc........
> 4) Another day for lunch at 1pm I ate 1/2 banana (and took .8 units) and a
> chicken breast sandwich on grainy bread (took 1.7 units - my ratio is about
> 1:15). At 3:45pm I tested 306 and 343!
Maybe the protein? Any sauces on the sandwich?
> 5) Crazy as it sounds, re: point #1, another night showed my basals were
> okay!! I tested 120 at 9:35 pm (the previous boluses were 2.8 units at
> .7 units at 6:55, and 1.3 units at 7:45pm). I ate nothing else, and awoke
> 8:30 am with a blood sugar of 69!!
Are you basal testing after giving a bolus? Can't do it like that :O(
Also, 69 is low for me to wake up.... is that normal for you?
> I feel like I need to do more basal rate testing... particularly overnight,
> which I absolutely hate! Any thoughts??
Basal testing overnight isn't too bad.....LOL I just have a hard time not
eating after say 10 pm since I stay up so late.
Hey, if you ever wanna call me, the number is 708-656-7190.... I'm here all
the time and up very late!! Call me anytime, really!!
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