Monday, January 8, 2007

Full time employment

Dixie had a busy day yesterday. I didn’t have a new pump site, I wasn’t in a marathon, but man, were my blood sugars low. She had to alert like crazy.

It started in the morning with a wake up visit from Dixie. She woke me up earlier than I would have liked. I tested and was 67. I grabbed some powerade and went back to sleep. Got up about a half hour later and was a cool 105. I had a small breakfast and bolused for 25 carbs. By lunch I was down to 71. Had some soup and a salad with a roll. I didn’t measure the roll, but guessed that it was 35 carbs. That plus the few carbs for the roll and soup brought the total bolus to 45. Seemed right. Guess it was an over calculation because by 4:00, I was down to 62. Had some more powerade. I was getting ready for dinner around 7:00 when I felt really horrible. I actually sat down on the kitchen floor because I thought I was going to pass out. I tested and was 55. Not really low enough to feel as horrible as I did. With those many successive lows, I think that I just wore my body out. Of course before bed I tested and was up to 189. Gave a little correction for that number and clocked in this morning at 77. Better way to start the day. Dam diabetes!

I really wanted to participate in the OC Challenge. I just couldn’t imagine taking pictures of all four meters that I use each day. One meter stays at work, one upstairs, one downstairs, and one in my bedroom. I could never organize it all. My last A1c was 6.3, and I really would like to have one in the 5s. I’d also like to not have tons of lows. I’m working on it. Maybe next year. I think that it’s a great idea and a great support network to share.

8 comments:

Minnesota Nice said...
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Minnesota Nice said...

Sorry, that was me - I called you "Heidi".

Molly, when on earth does Dixie sleep?

Molly said...

Amazing, huh. She sleeps when she knows that I'm o.k. When I get home from work, and I'm not alone, she will "take a break" and leave me to go in a room alone and sleep hard. She's such an awesome dog.

Minnesota Nice said...

That is absolutely mind-boggeling. We love you, Dixie!!

cHoCoMiLkRoCkS said...

hello. i have days like that when no matter what i'm LOW! really takes it out of you. My pump is called percy but he's just not doing it for me these days. I'm thinking of letting him retire and getting a newer model.

:o)
vic x

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Hi Molly,
I have written several comments - I hope this one gets through to you. Wow, Dixie seems great. Why do you think she disappeared on day 6? Please tell us lots more about Dixie. Or please send me an email at mt my blog! Skye doesn't have a black tongue but a huge black spot on his pink tongue. You must have been so terribly upset about loosing her ..... and then happy when you found her again. I wonder why your comment didn't appear on my blog?!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

I am with Kathy on wondering - when does she sleep?!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

I saw on Kevin's site that you also eat the same breakfast and lunch every day - just like I do! Counting and calculating is such a pain. I too find that by eating the same stuff you get better results and skip the pain of figuring out stuff. I too use and love Kevin's logsheets. They are GREAT! I am actually getting out of the dumps just by talking to you guys again..... It is nice to talk to people that know what one is talking about!