So here is something that I have done countless times and have from yet to learn my lesson:
One example: I woke up at 5am this morning and did my finger stick, perfectly in range with a BG of 70. I calculated my breakfast carbs, and then bolused from my pump. It wasn’t until my pump reminder went off 2.5 hours later, to find that I had spiked to 145. What the heck? So I looked at my “bolus history” and immediately realized that I had only bolused for one of the things that I had eaten for breakfast rather than bolusing for the entire meal. (hey, it was 5am, and I was a little off my game ) So I reacted immediately by doing a bolus correction for the amount I would normally bolus if that were my BG and I wanted to bring it back down into my TR. But then, about 5 minutes later, I looked at my CGM, and saw that my BG was rapidly rising (direction arrow straight up …what the heck???). So, I did another finger stick to confirm, and realized that yes indeed, my BG was rising. SO, out of sheer “panic,” I reacted rather than thinking things through, and I bolused more insulin to ward off an even worse potential spike. And I bolused heavy handed. Enough insulin to really bring down a high BG.
Shortly afterwards, my CGM read that my BG was steady and no longer climbing. Now I had all of this IOB, and knew that at some point I was going to crash. OMG. I did it again. Why do I keep making such silly and foolish choices? This is my self-inflicted “Yo-Yo Effect.” ( If I had taken the time to consider that my CGM was just being wonky, I wouldn’t have reacted with such frenzied vigor.) But so be it. I did what I did, and I would wait things out and repair the damage done. There would always be time for orange juice .
So what silly things have you done, reacting rather than taking some time to think things through (or not) ??? PLEASE share them here, so I don’t feel alone in this!!! My EGO can’t take the idea that I am the only one to be so bonkers !
PS: Everything worked out just fine in the end!