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The Strange and Unexplainable

Happy New Year!

I just finished two wonderful weeks of vacation with my family and friends.  Wonderful, because I am blessed to be surrounded by so many people who love me and love one another.  This relieves a lot of my own stress, e.g. work, etc.

However (and I do mean, however), my diabetes threw some nasty curve balls that had no explanation.  For instance…

  • I had a pump change that felt like someone shot me in the arm with a rifle.  After tolerating a day of mediocre blood sugars, and having enough of the sharp pain, I removed the pod.  I halfway expected blood to gush everywhere.  But…it didn’t and the cannula wasn’t bent.  However, my arm was sore for days.
  • I had another pod change that went extremely well with absolutely no pain.  I tested my blood sugar 2 hours later with nearly a 300 (I ALWAYS give myself 2.5 units after initial pod insertion to prime the site).  It took me nearly 8 hours for my blood sugars to finally come down.  My blood sugars were flawless the next day.  Go figure…
  • I ate a relatively moderate sized Mexican meal for lunch, and took a load of insulin to cover the carbohydrates.  Two hours later, my blood sugars are over 300.  Once again, it took 4 long hours to bring that disaster down.  I checked my pump to see if I did something wrong.  Nope…I took nearly 20 units of Novolog for a small quesadilla with a handful of chips.  Very, very sad.  (I would like to blame the soda, BUT it was clearly Diet Coke.)

These are just a few anomalies that I’ve faced over the last couple of weeks.  I guess it could be worse, but when I try my best to keep my blood sugar numbers in range, these situations drive me nuts.

Keep going strong and…

Have a wonderful New Year!

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