Monday, June 30, 2008

Well, my body is definitely adjusted!!

Ugh, I had a high blood sugar yesterday (yep, trying on clothes and forgot to reattach the pump). I didn't check, because, well, I still have the fear of seeing that HIGH number on my meter...and knowing that there is proof it existed. And having to explain it to my doctor when I turn it in to them and getting the disapproving look.

Well, it couldn't have been high for more than 3 hours or so, based on the time I detached to the time I felt so ill I thought I was going to throw up. I mean, I felt bad. Deathly ill. How on earth did I live with a blood sugar consistently over 400??? How could I do it. I couldn't manage 2 or 3 hours of it that high without feeling unable to move!!!

So, I am glad to say that my body is adjusted to a good blood sugar level and I am so happy about that. It can now warn me when I am high and low, and that is just fantastic. I must be doing something right :)

In other news, my husband and I leave for Virginia on Thursday to spend the 4th with Brad's family. It should be a fantastic time and I am so excited. But, it will be my first big vacation since getting things under control, so I am afraid I am going to forget something...although, I am pretty much an over packer, so forgetting something seems unlikely ;)

Hope you all have an amazing Fourth of July as well!!! I am so blessed to be in a country where I can get test strips, insulin, a pump and a CGMS to make sure I have the best care possible. Some things are slow in coming, but the struggle isn't nearly what it is for others.

God Bless America!! :)


Karen said...

Good for you!!! And don't worry, I know you will do wonderful on the trip away. Okay, sometimes it's a little harder to gauge carbs when it's not food you've cooked yourself (or if your like me and have gone back to measuring everything out instead of eyeballing.) Just remember a bad reading isn't the end of the world. The pump is so helpful in adjusting for any bad readings - so be proud you can do that and put it behind you, knowing the next BG test will come out better.

Kristin said...

I have done that as well! (trying on clothes and forgetting to reattach)

I even ate lunch and didn't notice til hours later... oops!

Have a great trip!

Jeff said...

Have a great vacation, Suzanne.

Cara said...

You can do it!!! :)
I understand the fears of a bad number. But sometimes when I think it's a bad number it isn't. Or at least not as bad as I thought anyway.
I hope you had a great Fourth.

Karpoozi said...

I used to be TERRIBLE also, and I comletely agree with what you wrote. I don't know how I lived with an a1c of 13, when now I feel super high at a 215 (see my latest post about that).

Good luck and keep on trying!