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..........


Scott K. Johnson said...

Major suckage that you're not feeling well! But Bravo for having awesome tools to keep you on track!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Wendy Morgan said...

Hi Drea! I really hope you are feeling better. I got REALLY sick in February and it sucked, BUT I was still using the Navigator CGM and it was so much easier to help myself.

I have been going back and forth on buying the Minimed Minilink CGM. I am ready to buy now, but I am hesitating and I don't know why. It's a big investment, but it should be worth it right? Something is telling me to wait.

Thanks for your posts! Very insightful.

Be well!