recently (yesterday and today), i have experienced a terrible BG roller coaster going from something like 250 in the middle of the night, doing an IM shot to correct it, bumping up my Basal to120%, only to wake up 2 hours later without seeing much BG change. so, i took another IM shot and raised my TB to 130%. this did relatively nothing at all either. at Bfast time, my BG had come down to 145, and whether that had anything to do with my IM corrections or my increased TB, i had no idea, but i was hungry and decided to eat and just do a long pre-bolus. (1/2 hour).
well, within 1/2 hour, my BG had come down from 145 to 88. “alright,” i thought," i’ll eat now and then let the food catch up in the event that i begin starting to go low." so i ate my Bfast and sat down on the sofa to watch some sports with my husband. well, once again, i started to feel funny, so i did a finger stick. my BG was now 34. time for a little bit of juice. my husband would have liked me to drink an entire glass, but i knew that i had all the food in my tummy and that it would be getting absorbed soon enough, so i didnt want to over-do my correction.
also, i changed out my pump site and lowered my TB to 120%. 1/2 hour later, my BG was 54, so i knew that i was on the right track…
anyway, this is all said b/c i spent the rest of the day in bed; i was wiped out, exhausted and weak. i felt like i had the flu. my head was spinning, and all i could do is sleep.
things worked out in the end (once i changed out my pump) and i have been able to get back into target range and am only on 105% TB (which i may not even need).
all this to say: DO YOU EXPERIENCE THIS KIND OF REACTION WHEN YOU ARE ON THE ROLLER COASTER? how does it make you feel? and how do you cope with it?
please share. i could use all the techniques and options available!!!