Sunday, 3 April 2011


Happy Mothers Day! Hope the D-Fairy is playing nice :)

I've had a pretty rocky few days with the D, which is why it's been a while since my last post. Today's the first day I feel 100% and not like absolute shite.

Thursday morning started just before 7am and got a 3.x pre-breakfast.


I've never ever woken up low before. Normally I'm bouncing off the walls if I get a 5 or 6, because they happen once in a blue moon! As I was on the early shift starting at 8am I got my breakfast ready (weetabix) and reduced my Novo then off to work. Got to about 10/11am and I felt the early hypo signs so grabbed a couple of jelly beans (cherry & bubblegum isn't a good combo FYI) but after 20mins or so I didn't feel any better.

Did I mention I hadn't got my meter with me? Super D Fail.

So more jelly beans go down the hatch and as it gets nearer to 12pm my friend Amy is pretty worried and offers me a lift home. But nooo I have my stubborn D 'I can do it myself' head on, so I politely declined.

Mistake no. 2.

I did manage to get home okay and tested straight away. Result was a 3.x and a god awful migraine! Had my dinner and again reduced my dose slightly, just to be on the safe side. Got back to work and tested after 1/2 hours. 7.x on first test and 9.x on the second. PHEW! Now just a cracking headache to deal with. No tears at work either, which I was quite proud of!

Got home just after 4pm (then came the tears along with an hour long nap) and pre-dinner test was 4.4 but went hypo again at 8/9pm. Went completely OTT with the hypo treatments as was so tired and exhausted. It was a binge on all the wrong stuff, which made me feel super guilty and sicky afterwards. Not good... however I went to bed on a 9.x which was a bit of a surprise.

Felt the after effects on Friday, with a dull headache and feeling ill. Luckily I had a day off work so could rest. Only one hypo before lunch and felt a lot better towards the end of the day.

The things I've learnt from this are:
1. Diabetes is a bitch.
2. I need a spare meter at work in case I forget.
3. I need to accept help when it's offered or ask if I need it.
4. I'm as stubborn as a mule at times.
5. Bazinga is great if you need cheering up :)



Anonymous said...

Glad you're feeling better Emma! Struggling with lows for days is the worst.
I have 4 meters; 1 in my handbag, 1 at work, 1 in my gym bag and 1 in the car, only because I'm always forgetting SOMETHING and it used to always be my meter

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