So this week I had a few space cadet moments. My lunch time blood sugars were running low, so I would eat my lunch to bring it up (planning to take my dose just a short while later once my sugars were up). Normally this system works fine for me, but sometimes I'll forgot to go back and give myself the needed dosage. This happened twice this week. I'd get home from work (about 2.5 hours later) and suddenly go "Oh no! I forgot to take my insulin!"
Amazing. Usually I can't forget my diabetes that well. Anyway, in both situations I quickly tested my blood sugar to find out just how monstrous the high was and took an appropriate dose of insulin to treat the problem.
Today as I was going through the weeks blood sugar results and seeing those two numbers (adding notations to myself that the time of day wasn't the problem — it was memory) I thought back to times in my life when I have handled the situation differently. I used to be so afraid of having my doctor, parents, anyone see those high numbers on my records that instead of testing for them, I'd simply try to treat them. I remember many times when I'd decide I was high (for various reasons) or low and instead of checking to see how bad it was, I'd just treat it and move on. Not the wisest move.
In a book I was reading it talked about some diabetics making up charts of blood sugar readings for their doctors prior to their appointments and listed warning signs of a patient who is doing this. I'm just curious if others here have ever let their fear of being seen as out of control lead them to hide the problems.
(P.S. I did adjust my insulin dosages so hopefully I won't continue going low at lunch time — it might help me avoid the problem.)
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