The frustrating thing about diabetes is how it's always changing. Your insulin needs can change for a number of reasons, & very quickly too. My diabetes have been particularly unstable for the past few months, even though I'm doing what I'm supposed to do (according to myself & my endocrinologist). Today I woke up with the dreaded high (over 500) reading on my meter, which I haven't had in probably 10 years. I got really upset thinking about the plans I'd have to cancel for the next few days until my numbers get in a better range, how sick I feel even though I've been doing what I'm supposed to be doing to take care of myself, and all of the complications I'm more likely to get later in life because of the instability in readings (high numbers also make me a little dramatic I'd say!). Silver lining? I've been opposed to getting a pump ever since I first tried one about 9 years ago. But I know it'll give me much better control & this extreme reading has convinced me to try it once again . Fingers crossed I can get an appt with a diabetic educator today! If I have to wait the usual 3 months, I think I'll back out.
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