It''s been a while. I thought I had a handle on it.

By ChrissyRI Latest Reply 2012-08-04 19:24:31 -0500
Started 2012-07-25 08:41:54 -0500

I haven't been here in a long time. I apologize for that, I am planning what is supposed to be one of the happiest times of my life - my wedding on August 26th, 2012. It sure doesn't feel like it's a happy time - not today anyhow. My glucose has been beautiful in the mornings - up until today. It has been 85-95 consistently for months - the entire summer really…now, suddenly, it is 186. What did I do wrong? I have no idea. It seems the more I try, the less I am successful. I guess I will have to wait and check it tomorrow morning and see if it is still high. Does anyone know what could cause a sudden spike?

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ChrissyRI 2012-08-04 19:24:31 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone. We have actually resided together for three years, so aside from hating to be the center of attention, I am not really all that nervous about it… HOWEVER, I do know about what Nick has stated below about the dawn effect. It has happened to me several times in the past. I tried to decifer what I may have or may not have done to spike it but there wasn't anything out of the ordinary. I have also changed primary care doctors. Mine apparently hasn't a clue. Thanks for all of the well wishes and the support, you guys are the best. I will definitely post a wedding pic! <3

jayabee52 2012-07-25 10:42:17 -0500 Report

Congratulations Chrissy!

Nick pretty well nailed it from my experience and perspective. My 2nd wife "Jem" was a Person with Diabetes also, and it affected her BG levelss also as we were preparing for our nuptial vows. When we settled into married life her BG levels smoothed out from her roller coaster ride. (she never was totally in control due to other "medical challenges" she had. )

Even the stress of being happy (has been called "EUstress") is stress and one's body may respond in the same fashion as with negative types of stress.

Blessings to you and your intended as you join in your "new normal" of life together.

James Baker

techguy87114 2012-07-25 10:02:26 -0500 Report

P.S. from the link to your blog.. I can already tell you ( as Im sure you know) that these dont help your sugar… "anger, sadness, despair". Not that those are invalid or that we dont all have days like that..

just a thought.. mind over matter.. if you refuse to let Diabetes get in the way… make it so!

techguy87114 2012-07-25 09:59:24 -0500 Report

lots of things can cause spikes.. maybe your a bit more excited or anxious each day your "Special day" draws closer.. hard to say.. dont let this get you down. To have BGL #'s as low as you post in the mornings.. log when they are ( time of day/what you have or have not had to eat etc).. then do the same for the part of the day with the #'s high. eventually the reason will flush itself out.

Congrats on your big day!

Nick1962 2012-07-25 09:15:05 -0500 Report

First, congratulations! Both on getting married and keeping good numbers.
You have got to be going through a whole lot of anxiety right now, and that will wreak havoc on your numbers. It's a natural reaction. I mean you don't get married every day, so all the out of the norm things you're going through will be seen by your body as stress. You're in a transition stage right now between leaving one life and starting a different one, so once you do finally get adjusted, and into a normal routine, things should return to normal. But this is a biggie, so it won't be overnight.
I don't think you did anything "wrong" unless you were subconciously binge eating out of nervousness. My guess is that you experienced the "dawn effect" where your liver pumps out glucose first thing in the morning. It happens to everyone, diabetic or not, ad can usually be curbed by having a higher protein snack before bed.
My opinion (and my opinion only) is that you're proabaly going to experience some crazy numbers for a while. Best not to read too much into it and add any more stress than is due. Just my 2 cents.
Warm wishes and best of luck!

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