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Old 07-31-2012, 07:01   #1
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Hello everyone,

I have been writing and rewriting this message for hours, today I just can't write it seems

Normally, even with poor blood glucose control, I can at least write- this also applies to drawing, thinking and other things -but over the past few months, and particularly today, I've noticed that I can't pull my act together. I like to work on myself as a person, and 'improve' upon my skills but instead it seems I am falling apart or something :S!

This has to do what my improved blood glucose control it seems, but it this normal? I also have developed slight retinopathy

I am scared, who knows how to handle this?

Sam

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When the BG improves or approaches the normal range after years of being askew, these effects are experienced by some for a few days. If you are normalizing your sugars with the help of oral medication or insulin, it would be better to check the dosage with your doctor. It could be causing you lows.

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Hello everyone,

I have been writing and rewriting this message for hours, today I just can't write it seems

Normally, even with poor blood glucose control, I can at least write- this also applies to drawing, thinking and other things -but over the past few months, and particularly today, I've noticed that I can't pull my act together. I like to work on myself as a person, and 'improve' upon my skills but instead it seems I am falling apart or something :S!

This has to do what my improved blood glucose control it seems, but it this normal? I also have developed slight retinopathy

I am scared, who knows how to handle this?

Sam
Hi Sam, I am unable to advise, but I wish you the best.

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Sam? Are testing when you feel this way - so confused & unable to think? Even though you're on the pump now, you still need your meter to show you a clearer picture of what's going on. If you're going too low, you need to treat it, and if you're going too high, you need to make a correction bolus.





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Hello everyone,

I have been writing and rewriting this message for hours, today I just can't write it seems

Normally, even with poor blood glucose control, I can at least write- this also applies to drawing, thinking and other things -but over the past few months, and particularly today, I've noticed that I can't pull my act together. I like to work on myself as a person, and 'improve' upon my skills but instead it seems I am falling apart or something :S!

This has to do what my improved blood glucose control it seems, but it this normal? I also have developed slight retinopathy

I am scared, who knows how to handle this?

Sam
Is it possible that your basal rate needs to be changed or at least examined by you or your Doctor? Having a basal rate that is incorrect can make you feel awful.

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Hello everyone,

thanks for the replies

I forgot I lowered my basal rate yesterday from 0.6 to 0.5, to see what would happen. Looks like I got my answer!

I did learn something today though: this is how I used to feel back when I didn't take good care of myself, basically incredibly bad. I also had a head-ache and my blood glucose levels were completely out of whack!

Still, it's frightening how poor blood glucose control can make your body feel so awful. I also spent today in a permanent state of confusion and I couldn't think straight...

I did raise my basal rate this afternoon and I am starting to feel better, my blood sugars ranged from 10 up to 12 throughout the day, and I also had two hypos... hence, the head-ache.

It are days like these that really make me hate my illness, and make me realize I should really keep my sugars in check

Anyway, good advice, that was exactly the problem!

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Sam,

With numbers like that, it's no wonder you're feeling bad when your number drop. Many of us try and keep our numbers below 7.7 at all times. I did say try. Lol

Many of us do this by diet and exercise. Would you mind providing us some of the details of your diet and exercise?

It might go a way in getting you the help your asking for.

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Wow, 10 and 12 are still pretty high! You'll feel a lot better if you can keep them under 7.8 or so. Do you test before and after meals?

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Hey,

I do test regularly, having a blood sugar of 10 once a day is pretty normal for me...

Today I felt great, but I still had a couple of blood sugars around 9

I don't really have a diet to be honest, some days I eat low-carb (today I only had yoghurt and vegetables with shrimps) and some days I just eat at regular intervals, but usually whatever I want... I try not to eat pizza, fries or other junk food though.

My A1c is 6.2, not because my blood sugars go up and down: they are generally within a 3 to 10 range with a couple of exceptions.

I agree though, 7,8 is a far better goal than being ok with the occasional 10... I tend to feel horrible with a blood sugar like that.

My sugars are acting up anyway, today they were still pretty high despite the fact I took extra insulin, 2 units novorapid which lowered my blood sugar from 9 to 7,8!

Any advice ?

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What did you actually eat today? And last night? That could provide some insight as to why they are high today

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