Group 7-day waking average?

Lanny

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Oh dear, dear, talk about the ups & downs of diabetes management I just spent over 3 hours battling a bad hypo. :eek:

I think the problem started when I bunged in my midnight Levemir into my left thigh: must have hit a blood vessel as it bled a little bit; a huge lump swelled up & stayed despite me massaging away like mad. I needed to correct twice to get my after breakfast reading down with usual 48 units of NR 90 minutes after BS 16.0 bunged in +4 correction, another 2 hours later BS 14.0, bunged in +4 correction again & another 3 hours later BS 5.5. I ate an early lunch at 10:05 & had 44 units of NR just 49 minutes later I felt hypo 11:56 BS 3.5! 2 JB’s then, hypo hunger hit BIG time & I guzzled down loads of shortbread, can’t tell you how many, & after that, some 5 or 7 mint matchmakers!:eek: I felt a bit hypo again later & looked at the Timesulin cap & it was 3 hours & 30 minutes after NR 13:37 BS 4.6. Decided not to treat as there was only 30 minutes of active insulin left & keep an eye on things. My heart did eventually calm down & I waited to test after 4 hours & no active insulin left 14:20 BS 7.7. Took my delayed meds & midday Levemir of 70 units in my right thigh. That’s when I noticed the HUGE blue, yellow, purple bruise on my left thigh, a bit bigger than a 50p coin, with the lump completely gone. I think the insulin got trapped & then released all at once as my bruise developed & the lump dissipated?:rolleyes: That’s the first time that’s ever happened to me!o_O I’ve had the odd lump sometimes & also, the odd bruise when I hit small blood vessels but, not both at the same time!:eek:

I hope there’s not any more problems today but, will keep an eye on things & keep testing? :rolleyes:o_O Hopefully all of the midnight LR dose is now gone?:rolleyes:
 

HenryBennett

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HenryBennett

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It took me quite a while to wade through the diabetes cupboard
Sounds like a very large cupboard. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?
 

freesia

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waking at 10.5 past 2 days. Have not worked out why. I have been perfect on food and exercise.
Hello. I notice you are new to the forum. Welcome..i think we are all a friendly bunch on here. Are you type 1, type 2 or one of the many other types there seem to be?
 

HenryBennett

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I had a conversation with the cardiac rehab nurse a short while ago. They are slowly reopening the non-covid services in hospitals and I was able to plead my case for an assessment tomorrow! Yay.

In conversation she went through my recent blood tests. I’ve only really been interested in the HbA1c and electrolytes (which are both normal, big tick) but apparently my cholesterol readings are very good, both the good and bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol is well below the target, though I can’t remember the numbers, even after a lifetime as an accountant.

So, it seems LCHF does work, but I’m preaching to the converted.
 

Gruers

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I had a conversation with the cardiac rehab nurse a short while ago. They are slowly reopening the non-covid services in hospitals and I was able to plead my case for an assessment tomorrow! Yay.

In conversation she went through my recent blood tests. I’ve only really been interested in the HbA1c and electrolytes (which are both normal, big tick) but apparently my cholesterol readings are very good, both the good and bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol is well below the target, though I can’t remember the numbers, even after a lifetime as an accountant.

So, it seems LCHF does work, but I’m preaching to the converted.
@HenryBennett , it’s happened to me a few times when my BS drops too low while asleep & my liver then dumps some sugar into my bloodstream but, I can usually tell when that happens because I wake up with a hangover type headache! When insulin needs suddenly change when ill, or whatever, overnight basal like Levemir doses is the first to affect BS when you wake in the morning. That’s when libre really becomes useful so, you can see what happened overnight: not always as apparently obvious if your BS rises overnight; you need more insulin as it may be the opposite & you need less! o_O:rolleyes:
Hi @Lanny does this mean I should eat a jelly baby prior to bed when I’m in the 5’s or 6’s range?
 

rebrascora

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@Gruers You need to remember that @Lanny is on insulin and therefore at risk of having a hypo, so having a BG level which might normally be considered good at bedtime ie 5, allows very little wriggle room if the insulin injected doesn't quite work as intended, so generally those of us on insulin tend to ensure out bedtime reading is a little higher than might otherwise be desirable....
Sorry, no jelly babies at bedtime for you and in fact we would usually have a longer acting carb like a digestive biscuit to provide a few slow release carbs to keep us steady for longer into the night rather than something like a jelly baby which would spike our levels quite rapidly.
 

Gruers

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@Gruers You need to remember that @Lanny is on insulin and therefore at risk of having a hypo, so having a BG level which might normally be considered good at bedtime ie 5, allows very little wriggle room if the insulin injected doesn't quite work as intended, so generally those of us on insulin tend to ensure out bedtime reading is a little higher than might otherwise be desirable....
Sorry, no jelly babies at bedtime for you and in fact we would usually have a longer acting carb like a digestive biscuit to provide a few slow release carbs to keep us steady for longer into the night rather than something like a jelly baby which would spike our levels quite rapidly.
Thank you, I understand a bit more now
 

Lanny

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01:31 BS 5.9! :eek: I broke my run of 7.8’s & a 7.7!:D

But, it was risky!:eek: In hindsight I maybe should have reduced my delayed midday Levemir a bit as my BS did indeed continued to be affected, less so, by that midnight LR mishap!o_O I hadn’t planned on eating any dinner at all but, had to eventually as my BS fell at a slower rate as I kept testing 18:07 BS 4.5 & 19:16 BS 4.3 at that point I ate & drastically reduced my NR to 18 units, why: it happened to be what was left of that pen; thought I’d deal with any highs later & went to bed straight after eating! Being low for most of the day, it was a long one due to staying up to test, had exhausted me!o_O

I heard the midnight alarm & had a snooze before getting up to test & I still haven’t had LR yet as I’d delayed it earlier: Timesulin cap is currently at 11 hours & 11 minutes; I think I’ll bung in 50 as usual after I post this as it’s near enough 12 hours!:rolleyes:

My bruise has now doubled in size, gone a bit less purply blue & more greeny yellow: I THOUGHT the lump had gone earlier but, actually now that it’s less tender; I can feel there’s still a slight bumpiness there!:rolleyes:

It wasn’t a nice way to break my run of waking 7’s but, it’s been done now & hopefully I can keep it like that! Will still need to keep an eye on things tomorrow though, be going back to bed soon, in case there’s still extra insulin from the bruise site? Hopping on my toes emoji!

Another extremely early Very Good Morning to you all & have a Wonderful Day!;)

I may post my next waking BS when I get up later: THAT one will be the litmus test; what will it be?:rolleyes:
 

Snowwy

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Morning all,
Another 6.0 this morning.
@Lanny you are going through the wars a bit! No wonder you don't get a lot of unbroken sleep spending half the night playing a guessing game with the DF's! My heart goes out to you and all those who have to juggle their lives so much.

Blessings Snowwy
 

Northerner

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Good morning :) 6.2 for me today, on a new sensor :) After a succession of poor sensors, including the last one falling off after 6 days I was a bit worried about trying again, but this one seems to be very accurate - first scan was 9.2 yesterday as opposed to 9.3 blood, and it has performed well through last evening and overnight :) It had a slight bleed, just a couple of drops, not a gusher - the last bleeder I had was rubbish, but keeping fingers crossed for this one :)
 

HenryBennett

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A dark good morning one and all.
It’s a 4.8 for me. Could it be the longer than usual walk yesterday?

I’m due at the cardiac rehab unit at 9 o’clock.
 

SueEK

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Morning all, 6.3 for me today, no reading for yesterday as couldn’t get any blood. Had rubbish couple of days at work and feeling fed up. However into the breach once more so have a good day all x
 

Lanny

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Good luck at the cardiac unit @HenryBennett :)

It’s not always SUCH a juggling act, thank goodness, @Snowwy , but, sometimes I go through phases!:rolleyes:

Well, I couldn’t sleep as my stomach woke up with grumbles so, tested 03:55 BS 8.4 & ate! Roughly my usual DP rise of 1mmol/hour, just a wee bit more, & added a wee correction of +2 with 50 units NR for breakfast. I just missed the 90 minutes after mark, trying to snooze, & 2 hours & 2 minutes after 06:34 BS 10.2 which is ok ish & I’ll leave it uncorrected as it’s only a bit high! I’ll see what the rest of the day is like? I’ll rest, snooze or sleep when I can!:rolleyes:
 

Kaylz

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Morning guys

Was in the bathroom about to wash my hands last night when the door handle started getting a right old rattling, upstairs neighbours kid mucking about with it, no apology, no telling off for the child, in fact they were laughing about, it was the same when downstairs and across the landings kid done it, getting thoroughly fed up of it and there will be hell to pay if Bubbles gets out at any point due to it, should be able to get peace in our own flat#

Anways its a 5.3 for me and actually slept until my alarm went off at 5.45 :eek:

Have a nice day folks
xx
 

freesia

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Good morning everyone. Last night it dropped into the 4s before bed so i had 3 pringles and half a biscuit, no insulin. Bedtime it was in the 8s. Overnight, a rise to 14!!! Thankfully now down to 8.9 with downward trend so fingers crossed it behaves itself. Another busy day today, am absolutely shattered already. Lovely to see the young 'uns back at school but very tiring. Have a good day all x
 

Anitram

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Back on the Heathrow flight path this morning, the first time for a while. Woken at 05:24 by the first jet, then had two more go over before 6 o'clock. They must have woken the pigeons too because a Pigeon Party started up in the trees out front. After a while I gave up trying to go back to sleep so got up and had an early breakfast instead.

5.5 this morning so still hovering around the mid-5s.

Whatever your plans, have a good day.

Martin
 
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