68Charger wrote:I am a type 1 diabetic. My routine is to take my insulin shots in the morning. One shot is for an all day stabilization shot, and the other is for a quick drop in blood sugar shot (taken before meals). ...Today was the first day of my Father's chemo treatment....My blood sugar has never acted like this, and of course I am embarrassed for what had happened. I came home later on and made an appointment to see what's going on ...Also to figure out what I need to do to make this never happen again.
Gotta love diabetes - the moving target that never stands still. Gotta figure the extra stress of going to the oncology center for the first time probably used up a lot extra sugar that you hadn't counted on. Stress will do that. Unfortunately, there's no sliding scale of stress that will let us adjust the Lantus (which was probably the culprit) to adjust for things like that.
One of the adjustments I've had to deal do (I also do the Lantus / Novolog duo for my Type II) is to allow myself to float a little bit higher than I'd normally do on those days before I have to take my wife for her chemo treatments (yeah, just the next thing that life had in store for us). The caretaker's role keeps me pretty busy, and if I don't snack during the days of her long treatments, I definitely can tell that I need to add some carbs real soon.
Funny thing is, just got finished visiting with my GP who was praising me for my 6.6 A1bc - lowest it's been in several years... till I mentioned everything else going on. It's funny how life balances out the highs and the lows (pun intentional!
). If ya don't laugh, you'll definitely cry!
Someone mentioned that a hospital isn't a good place to go low, especially if you're carrying. Most of the cancer treatment today is performed in freestanding oncology centers that, from visiting the centers we've been doing in the last few months, usually don't have 30.06 postings on their doors.
But, yep - it's nice that there was someone there that recognized what was going on and was able to react to it without becoming alarmed.