I got out of the hospital yesterday after three days for pneumonia. I lost four pounds (good thing), but diet went out the window, and so did my BG. They wouldn't give me my 50 units of Lantus at noon when admitted, nor use my carb counting for meals (sliding scale only). Nor test my BG before a meal. Menu said I could order a pizza (say what!), so I did, and they freaked out when my BG spiked to 177, and then I got 1 unit of Humalog four hours after I ate. Come morning my BG was 69! They finally got it down about the Lantus being 50u in morning & 50u at night. But never the Humalog. Yet my sugars were in the high lows or low normals, even when I ate stuff I'd never eat at home (pancakes, cinnamon roll, rice, fruit, etc.). Okay, I was trying to prove them wrong. I did, but I fooled me too. Asked my doc why it was all so weird, and his reply was, "Getting sick messes with BG." Big help, I knew that, my experience proved to me this. All I can say is that I need to just skip November; because last year at this time I was in the hospital (different one) for cellulitis, and had the same experience.
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