Monday, March 19, 2007
I may be sick, but my sugars are not!
Yesterday was my first of 4 days off from work, and I spent it sleeping!
Nova Scotia recently joined the rest of the world and allows stores to open on Sunday. SOOOO I pulled myself out of bed mid afternoon, and went for groceries. It was long overdue, and I was planning to go anyways - but I felt like crap. It was a quick trip, got what I needed and came home.
I gathered all the essentials: blood tester, rockets (candy in case of low....not like that ever happens when I am sick!!), kleenex, garbage can (I hate wads of kleenex all over the place), TV remote (very important), cozy quilt handmade by mom, pillow, cough drops...planted myself on the couch and vegged.
I slept until 1:30 today!
THANKS to the marvel of the insulin pump and the glucose sensor, my sugars are not a concern as I weather this cold! I went to sleep last night my sugar was 7 mmol/L. I woke at 7:30 this morning to my pump alarm telling me I had passed my high parameter of 9 mmol/L. I tested with my meter to confirm - took a small correction bolus and went to sleep.
I woke around 1pm, my sugar was 6.3 mm/L. I have never had these types of reading when sick! If I had not corrected in the morning when my sugar was rising, I would have woken at 1pm with a high glucose....typical of being sick. This glucose sensor is amazing.
I missed out on the gym a few days, I figure the rest is more important. I will go back now to relax, and watch the waves crash on the beach. I call that my wave therapy..........