One of those weeks, one of those nights.

It’s been one of those weeks.

One of those weeks where I struggle to encourage others with type 2 to stay focused on the ultimate goal – blood sugar control.

Because I am back to the trend of post-prandial spikes and ever-increasing fasting blood sugar readings despite some of my best efforts with diet and exercise. It makes me wonder why I’m putting all this effort into being healthy when it doesn’t seem to make one bit of difference.

It’s been one of those nights.

One of those nights where I can’t tell all the Diabetes OC moms and dads that everything will be alright with their type 1 children as they get older and more independent.

Because last night was one of the worst experiences I have had as the girlfriend, then fiancee, then wife of someone with type 1. He woke me after his blood sugar had dropped nearly 100 points in a half hour following a Lantus injection straight into a vein at 11pm. He needed me, so I sat with him as he drank juice mixed with sugar, only to see a rise of 10 points over the next half hour. Eventually, it crept back up to a respectable 134 by 12:30am, but we both knew what would happen later.

Of course, he woke up to soaring blood sugar around 5am – probably a combination of overcorrection and the lack of Lantus swimming in his bloodstream. Nauseous and exhausted, he downed water mixed with electrolyte-rich sugar-free sports drink powder. And again, I sat with him as he decided to call today a sick day – the first one in nearly eight years with this company.

It’s about 9am now and all is well now that he is in the low 200′s. Other than the effects of last night’s roller coaster on both of us, that is.

Posted on January 14, 2008, in Diabetes. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. The two of you are doing the best you can. Whether or not your best makes a difference, doesn’t matter. At least you’re not sitting back on your heels and being passive to the effects of diabetes. Sometimes it gets the best of you despite all you do. (Did I break a record for the most “best’s” in a comment?)

    Hugs to you both.

  2. Ack! I feel for you both. I’m glad that you could be there for Greg, and hope he is feeling better now. One sick day in 8 years is very impressive.

    As for your increasing numbers, as Shannon says, you’re doing your best, which has got to be better than doing nothing. In fact, FWIW, I think it probably is making a big difference – imagine where you might be if you weren’t taking such a proactive approach to your health.

    Hugs from me.

  3. Shannon> Yep, and it got the best of me even before last night happened. Seeing more clearly, that’s for sure. Thank you.

    Caro> Definitely seeing the positive side of things today. Making some small changes will hopefully help. Thank you.

  4. Discouraging for both you and Greg, but you must keep at it. The results of not doing so are too enormous. Hang in there!

  5. Scott K. Johnson

    How scary!

    I’m glad that everything worked out Ok.

  6. MD> trying to do that, for sure.

    Scott> not as scary as other events, apparently. I wrote more about Sunday night.


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