Red Wind and Type 1 Diabetes

Sue Turner
By Sue Turner Latest Reply 2009-11-08 08:41:39 -0600
Started 2009-10-19 13:37:47 -0500


21 replies

GabbyPA 2009-10-20 06:58:09 -0500 Report

You can edit and just leave it blank or re write your comments. We love the xxxx's though. You should have added some oooo's as well. LOL

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-10-20 07:09:52 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby, Just call me crazy, that's how I feel most of the time lately. lol. As you can see, I did start all over and rewrite it. But I feel like an idiot when I do something like that. lol.

Harlen 2009-10-19 21:09:10 -0500 Report

I havent done this one yet lol
Good shot Sue

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-10-20 06:49:10 -0500 Report

Good morning Harlen; just call me "crazy!" There should be a delete button on here so we can delete our mistakes and start over. Checked my BS this morning first thing after getting out of bed, which is what I do every morning and it is 306, I gave myslef an adjustment on my pump and it gave me 4.1 units of insulin. Does yours ever get that high? This worries me because I don't know how high it went up during the night. I hate this disease. I stay scared to death all the time. It seems that there is always something to worry about. Sometimes I feel like just sitting down and crying, but then that want help anything. Don't know what to do, just wait for it to go down I guess. Just test, test, test, and wait, huh!

Sonya Slim
Sonya Slim 2009-10-20 07:05:00 -0500 Report

You are not alone. First, every body is different. What I have found is eating a combination of foods at one sitting helps.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-10-20 07:16:08 -0500 Report

I didn't have a big dinner last night. I always try to eat small meals. I have been able to keep my weight down to 110. I just had a small portion of meatloaf, couple tbs of greenbeans, and a few pieces of broccoli.

Sonya Slim
Sonya Slim 2009-10-20 08:08:23 -0500 Report

Mmmmm Well I can see why you are confused. This disease is always a mystery. How low does your blood sugar go?

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-10-20 09:16:48 -0500 Report

Hi Sonya: My Bs went down to 40 last night, it has been much lower at times. I guess I over compensated for my meal since there were hardly any carbs. The only carbs was the sauce on the meatloaf. And you know how you do when it bottoms out, you try to get it back up as quickly as possible, because you feel so badly, so you are grabbing everything you can get your hands on. Guess I over did that as well. But the last time I checked it before I went to bed, it was just up to 59, so I ate a few bites of icecream. I thought that would surely get it up to a normal level. I didn't check it again. Oh well, such as life. huh! I did it to myself!!! I didn't think that I ate enough carbs to make it go that high, just a couple of bites of the icecream.

Jesse82 2009-10-22 08:30:43 -0500 Report

Sue, I am still using injections, but before I knew I was Diabetic I used to enjoy a bowl of Ice Cream at night before bed. I was told by a Diatician to try frozen yogurt. However niether are good.

I have tried the ice cream thing when my sugar is low, and it always sends it sky high. Don't worry you didn't do anything wrong. Ice cream in my opinion just isn't good for Diabetics.

I also find my self devouring anything I can find when my blood sugar is low.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-10-22 11:51:38 -0500 Report

Thanks Jesse: I didn't even have a bowl of ice cream, I just had a few bites. Guess I learned my lesson, huh! LOL

Sonya Slim
Sonya Slim 2009-11-07 06:20:07 -0600 Report

This is exactly what happens to me. Not sure why. You are not alone. In fact, mine will run high all day long. This is exactly why we "scientists" have not figured out this disease yet. It is up to us to figure it out and do the best we can.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-11-07 08:53:08 -0600 Report

Hi Sonya. You are right, I have had several days in a row that my bs has run high. I just have to keep checking and adjusting. It gets frustrating, but like you said we just have to try and figure it out on our own. I guess we will learn from trial and error, huh! Sue

Melissa Dawn
Melissa Dawn 2009-11-07 11:58:22 -0600 Report

You may not have done enough. If your blood sugar dips low in the night, it can trigger a rebound from your body that will shoot you up high. As big as a pain as it is, its safer to stay awake until your sugar is back to a normal reading. Then you make sure you aren't bottoming out and also make sure that you didn't overdue the treatment.

Also, because ice cream has fat and sugar in it, its not the best choice for treating a low. The fat will slow down your bodies absorption of the sugar.

This disease is a pain in the neck at times — every time you think you've got it figured out, something changes. Alas. I'm sorry you woke up so high (I did too this morning, come to think of it… but I'm battling an infection so I'm sure thats playing part).

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-11-08 08:41:39 -0600 Report

Thank you Melissa. Very informative information regarding the icecream. And, at night,I have to be very careful with my adjustments, since I am on the pump, especially when it is running high. I try to check it around 9:00 p.m. just incase I need to adjust it. When it is running low, I find that the glucose tabs help more than anything. It just takes a small amount to get my bs up to a normal level. Thanks again for the advice. I will definately keep that in mind. Got to get my husband to keep the ice cream out of the house. Yeah, that is going to happen. LOL I tend to go overboard with the icecream; it is sooooo good, when I start eating it, I don't want to stop.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-10-19 13:47:12 -0500 Report