Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sensor 6

Set to range 65-155

Jonah's SG Statistics
data date SG average Above PerfectBelow SD
# readings low high
November 2137 2674043.6
November 3110 4960 23.8
November 4104 5950 20.5
November 51503858470.9
November 6118 29541756.3
November 71373169043.0
November 8119990137.3
November 910432
November 1013937
November 1115029
Total Sensor 612545

November 9, 10, and 11 are only from carelink data. The sensor fell out of my arm on the morning of the 11th. It was giving good data, as confirmed by a fingerstick only an hour before.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My mother and I did a lot of reading the literature and it does not look like taking ACE inhibitors helps young people without hypertension. I have low normal blood pressure and I'm 20; studies about similar diabetics who have taken ACE inhibitors have shown worse prognoses, microalbumin wise, for those on ACE inhibitors. And I surely do not need the side effects. So for now, I don't think we'll be doing that. We are scheduling a 24 hour urine collection for November 23rd and 24th. The endo is mailing me some information on taking the urine sample, and the lab said any large, clean, dry container will work, as long as I transfer the urine to one of their containers when I bring it to the lab.

Today has been an absolutely horrible blood sugar day. I had to eat and eat to treat hypoglycemia and fell asleep just past midnight. At 4:30, the CGMS woke me with a predicted hypo. I ignored it. At 5:00, it woke me with a predicted hypo, and showed double arrows down. I got up and checked my blood sugar at 78. I dropped below 50 despite eating about 75 carbs, and as soon as the CGMS showed me back in the triple digits, I took Novolog. An hour later I was over 300. I did not treat that. By noon I was back down to 60, which the meter confirmed at 64. I treated the hypo and bounced up around 350. After confirming that (when the CGMS still read read 305, the meter said 278), I took 3 units Novolog. My blood sugar continued to rise, peaked at 350, and then began an extremely rapid descent. As I type this, I am at 222 (oops now it's 204) with double arrows heading down, less than an hour past the 350. I think I took too much Lantus last night, hey? Ugh!

On a somewhat lighter note, the CGMS display shows 40 to 300. If you drop below 40, you don't show up on the graph and beside the graph where the number is, it'll say "below 40". Today was the first time I hit 300 wearing the CGMS (I don't hit 300 often), and what happens is I get a reading at the side, and instead of two pixels at the top of the display, four pixels show. I believe I should get numbers up to 400, but I hope that that isn't something I find by experimentation.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Changing The Lantus Time

I started taking Lantus during mid September of 2006 (I was on NPH for a short while following diagnosis). I was told that I needed one consistant time, so I chose morning, when I figured I was most likely to have a time that I'd be both awake and at home. Over the 25 and a half months since then, I have taken Lantus every morning, with maybe three exceptions when I forgot. I have also taken Lantus, especially expired Lantus which works more like NPH, in the afternoon or evening a number of times to deal with Lantus that just didn't cover me overnight. Sometimes it seems like Lantus runs out; other times I chalk it up to the fact that I have much higher basal needs at night.
In the last couple months, I've become increasingly frustrated with the rise in blood sugar that I'd see overnight. So on October 31 and November 1, I split the Lantus dose, and this morning, November 2, I did not take my Lantus in the morning. My blood sugar was fairly stable all day (though there was a higher than usual after breakfast peak), and just now, at 9 PM, I took 15 units of unexpired, normal Lantus. I hope it keeps me steady overnight.