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I woke up yesterday not feeling all myself, I thought it was cause I didn't sleep very well the night before. Tossed and turned. I took my sugar and it was 190. Ok so I was high.. Took my insulin. Felt a bit "not myself", about 30 minutes later my boyfriend looked at me and said " Your not feeling good today are you? What is your sugar?" I told him 190 and he said have you checked it.. I went and checked again and found that it had risen even higher to 386.. I had not had anything to eat or drink as of yet as my stomach was a bit upset and I had this wonderful little headache. So here I was pulling my little chart out that my endocrinologist had given me -- gave myself another 5 units. Waited another 30 minutes .. checked again and this time I had hit the 400's I was 409... I called my endo. at this point as I was not 100% sure what way to go with it.. cause at this point I had already taken 18 units of Lantus and then the 5 units of Novalog... The nurse said to go ahead and take 10 units out of a new pen, even though the other 5 came from a brand new pen. I took that 10 and within 45 minutes my sugar had dropped to 221. I was actually feeling a bit better at that point. I felt so tired and weak that I laid down for a few hours.. it kicks your body so hard that you feel BLAHHH and drunk/hungover. It has been awhile since I had a high like that and the funny thing is when I was first diagnosed 400's where common for me. I really think that I need a pump and that my pancreas is completely gone.. And I also think that I am experiencing the Dawn Phenomenon but I am not 100% sure as of that.. though this morning I awoke to another 218.. I am making an appointment with my endo. to discuss this with him and show him my log. I just thought I would share that lovely day with everyone..
 

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Meg, I am so sorry to hear this. I have had those experiences in the past. Since I have started pumping (17 months now) I never have terrible highs or lows unless I forget to bolus or I eat out at a place where I have to guess at the number of carbs and I guess totally wrong. I have seen many people post experiences like you are having and many of them ended up getting a pump. Do you think you have a virus? A flu can certainly cause high blood sugar. How is your blood sugar the rest of the day? If it is OK except in the morning then you can fight the DP and get yourself back under control. Have you seen this link?

Dawn Phenomenon

Good luck Meg!

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Yes I saw that link.. I am not sure they have been kinda up and down lately.. and I am pretty sure that my pancreas is done.. cause when I saw the Endo my C-peptide was only .9 which I guess is low for only have diabetes since Feb. of this year and at a .5 you get a pump and that test was back in May. As for the flu or being ill, that is always a possibility as I have children in school-- though I feel fine otherwise. I am typically high in the mornings.. and then again after dinner but I think that is due to trying to figure out how much insulin to counter my meals... It is all still new to me and the more I read the more confused I get lol... It is a science and I am still trying to figure it all out.. I would love a pump.. all that I have read about them and all that I know of them I really think I would benefit from one.. so cross your fingers that I will get one and SOON!
 

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Indeed Meg.
I thought about a pump and I thought its cool to have one and I like the idea of Bolusing without showing the hypodermic needles in a resterunt. :D:D
A CGMS would good also. :p
 

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I am liking the fact that it helps with your A1C as well!!! Plus I mean they come stylish too!
 

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Meg have you established your insulin/carb ratios so that they work well for you? You do use carb counting don't you? That is how I got the great control I now have. My pump enabled me to tweak my control even more but carb counting and using accurate insulin/carb ratios was the biggest step I've ever taken in getting good control.

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