I swear as soon as you get one problem solved, something else rears its ugly head! Since I got my new box of Levemir last week, my blood sugar has been fairly good other than when I decided to treat myself with some homemade peanut butter cups – I know, bad but they were good!
Monday was a very good blood sugar day and my blood sugar was in good shape when I went to bed Monday night. A friend of mine sent me some expired Dexcom sensors that she had so I am using my Dexcom again – even though the sensors are expired, they are doing really great. About 4:00 AM Tuesday morning, I heard the Dexcom beep. I have my high alarm set at 120 and it had me a little above that. When I went to bed, it was a little below my meter so I thought that I was probably higher than 120. I grabbed my meter and tested. I saw this on my meter:
Everything was good so I went back to sleep. Before falling asleep, I thought about taking some Apidra even though my BS was good because I have been having some DP problems. Usually my BS starts going up sometime between 5 and 6 and I thought 4 was too early to take Apidra so I figured that was not a good idea. My alarm went off at 7 and I hit the snooze alarm before deciding to grab for my meter. Big mistake!
How could I have gone from 111 to 210 in three hours? My DP has never been that bad before. Usually DP for me means going up to 140-160 in the AM. I had no food in my stomach. The only thing I had to eat (technically drink) Sunday and Monday was Boost so I know it was not delayed digestion.
Last night I thought besides setting my regular alarm clock for 7 AM, I would set the alarm on my phone for 5 AM and take some Apidra. At 5 AM my BS was good but I still took some Apidra. I went back to sleep and when my alarm went off at 7, instead of first hitting the snooze alarm, I took my Levemir. That I normally take without adjusting my dose. After taking my Levemir, I turned over and hit the snooze alarm again. Then I heard the Dexcom beep so I picked that up. Dexcom had me at 232 and climbing. WTF! I picked up my meter and that was not much better!
I was almost down to the bottom of my Apidra pen and that does have a bad habit of dying early. Just in case the Apidra was dead and didn’t kick in at 5, I decided to come downstairs first and get a fresh pen before taking any insulin this morning. I am back to normal, at least until tomorrow morning!