Nothing seems to be working. Or rather, I find something that works and then everything changes.

Eliminate diet soda, and find a greatly reduced appetite alongside two weeks of excellent blood sugar readings.

Then female hormones kick in and I have two weeks of comparatively atrocious post-prandial readings, despite hard exercise five times a week + meticulous carb counting + still greatly reduced appetite.

What do I have to do for excellent readings throughout the month? Sigh.

Posted on January 20, 2008, in Anxiety, Diabetes, Fitness, Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This is one of the things that I hate most about diabetes. Whatever works only ever does so for a short period of time, before the goalposts move and you have to start over. It seems particularly hard for women with female hormones to muck everything up!

    I’m sorry that I don’t have any real words of wisdom, but I do understand how you feel.

  2. I know. I deal with the same thing.

    one week–everything’s great! Hurrah! I’ve figured it out.

    next week–crashing all the time, weird unexplained lows, crap, better bring the basals down.

    week after–high all the time, insulin having little impact, going through test strips like kleenex.

    Drives me nuts.

  3. Caro and Andrea> I cannot imagine how the female hormones impact type 1, given how much they impact me with type 2. Maybe all of us with diabetes need to team up on the males? ;)


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