Last night, I performed in our church’s advent celebration. I haven’t performed publicly in several years, certainly not since diabetes came along (and has been progressing so quickly this year). It was the first time I’ve noticed a marked change in BG levels due to I’m guessing adrenaline (I get very anxious when I perform, even though I love it). I had mostly meat and vegetables for dinner shortly beforehand, and just before going up to play, my BG had gone from 110 to 148, and by the time I got back to my seat, it was at 170. I do not usually go that high from what I ate.
So, my question is…obviously you won’t always anticipate situations that will cause your BG to rise in response to stress/adrenaline, but have you ever dosed a correction in anticipation of a situation you know will cause a rise, or after you notice it rising (I was hesitant to dose anything when I saw the 148 because I was about to be on stage and wasn’t sure what exactly was going on)? Or do you just wait and correct as needed? Basically, is this something that becomes predictable under certain circumstances you may repeat?