I’m not totally sure what is meant by today’s topic put out by the #happydiabeticchallenge – I guess I’m suppose to shout out my current blood sugar?
Here’s mine right now:
That looks great, but let me tell you- had you seen me about an hour ago at the dog park, it dipped (I think) more than this graph shows, and I was NOT looking so good then. I had to cut me and my boy’s time out there a little short because I was feeling like crap, as it took a while to get back above that magical 65/70 spot that makes all the difference. I had candy with me, but I HATE eating crap to treat a low. So instead, I ate half a Larabar. Way healthier, but it also takes a lot longer to bring my blood sugar up. Fortunately for me, I’ve got a patient dog. He was happy to take a load off while we waited for me to start feeling human again.
And if we could go back even further and look at the past 24 hours of that graph, you’d see I also got out of my “desirable” range (WELL above it, in fact) for no reason yesterday afternoon before dinner. I brought it down, and felt pretty good about where it was at when I went to bed. But around midnight, that bitchy blood sugar had a mind of it’s own and shot back up around 150 and hovered there all night. I like to sleep through the night with a lower blood sugar than that and usually I do, but lately, that’s not the case.
(*Note. I took a screen shot of my Dexcom readings for the 24 hour period to put here, but when I tried to post it, or import it into photos on my computer it said due to security reasons, I was not allowed to do that. Sorry there’s no graphic here. )
So I sort of call BS on this Blood Sugar roll call. Saying what my blood sugar is in ONE moment, does NOT tell the full story of even a 24 hour period.