OK, I didn't think it was going to be as good as last time. I think I had a feeling... My A1C this time was 6.5. I was slightly disappointed. I know it's not bad at all, but I guess I have these expectations for myself and even I knew it wasn't going to be as good, I still allowed myself to be sad about it.
The thing is, I have to put so much energy in it! Can you only imagine what would happen if we would NOT do that? Knowing that, I have to keep going. I can't let myself down. Unfortunately I also gained a little bit at Weight Watchers last week, so I'm still not at my 10%. Tomorrow is another weigh in... after the 4th of July and my pity party, I don't think it will be for tomorrow though. We'll see...
I did schedule another appointment with my CDE for this Friday. In addition to all your help (yes, it really works!!!), she's always been great. The reason I want to see her is because I feel I need a boost. Sometimes I start slipping and I don't want that to happen. My sugars have been like a riccochee rabbit, jumping up and down for no reason?
On top of that, something horrible happened last Sunday when I changed my site. The catheter was actually outside of my body. I had changed my site before I went to bed and so I was without insulin all night long. I felt really sick around 3:00 am. I checked myself and I was at 374! I couldn't believe what I saw? "How was this possible? What did I last eat?" I quickly crossed off some things I did the night before, but could not come up with any possible explanation for being that high?
So I corrected myself with a 8.8 bolus, which was the suggested correction amount of my pump. Being very tired and all that, I went back to sleep. I really didn't want to stay up and wait until it went down. (Sometimes, being that high, it might take some time to climb down...)
But then at 7:00 am, I checked myself again. Gut feeling told me that I still wasn't doing too well. 429!!! Can you believe it? Oh my gosh, I've never ripped out a site so fast. It had to be my site since last night! And there it was, my catheter was bent and had actually never been inside of my stomach! Gosh, I was so mad and sick, gosh I felt nauseous. I quickly gave myself a correction shot with my emergency insulin pen. 12 units was the suggested amount! It took a while but by 9:00 am I had come down enough to go work out. I checked myself again after my workout, around 10:30, I was at 81. Thank goodness! I kept having problems with highs for the next 2 days. Yep, that's how long it can take to recover from it. Unbelievable. I hope no-one of you will ever have to experience this, it's horrifying.
BTW, in addition to this, check out Kevin's blog: H(a)emoglobin Woes, it's really interesting, especially the correalation between your daily BG's and your A1C results. According to that list, my average BG would be 152.50.