Wild card – Blood Sugar Nirvana or Moronic Moment. Blog about the time you ate a meal that tends to spike you to the moon, but your perfectly calculated and timed bolus kept your blood sugar happy. Or tell us about that time your brain had a little diabetes-blip and you did something you think is “stupid”. (Because chances are, we’ve done it too!!) Go ahead, brag about your triumph or commiserate about your d-blooper.
This was the extra from last week’s blogging event. While I have had some days when I was sure I was going to go high and was pleasantly surprised not to, those don’t stand out as clearly/individually for me. I have, however, had one very large blooper.
One morning I changed my site and quickly ran out the door to work. I didn’t hit the cancel after I primed and so my meter buzzed at me. I was driving along so I didn’t really look at it and I hit a button. When I felt a buzz again a couple of minutes later I took it out and looked at it and saw that someone I had primed again…13 UNITS and the second buzzing was to say it was complete.
In my head bells and lights started going off. For my non-diabetic readers, I had just given myself more insulin than I take with a full meal. For me, it was enough for about 130 carbs. I really wasn’t sure what to do. I got to work and I checked my blood sugar and was still normal. I also put in a call to my endo and ended up having to leave a message.
I then started consuming some carbs – mostly juice. I didn’t hit a low until about 2 hours later, but it wasn’t uncontrollable. If I hadn’t realized my mistake…well, it would have been scary. When my endo (doctor) called, she said I was doing the right thing but also said she was going to put in a prescription for a Glucagon Emergency Kit. I now carry this in my purse at all times. It basically is a large shot I would give myself that would tell my body to release all stored carbohydrates. Here’s a video .