Friday, April 16, 2010

Sick Daze

(PLEASE do not take any of this as advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Ever since my diagnosis, I've seen a lot of material on "sick day management".  I know that most of this has to do with the impact of illness on the already tricky business of properly dosing insulin.  But, I've sometimes wondered what the effect of sick days would be for me.

This week I had the only sickness worse than an ugly cold since dx.  I think it was some kind of flu: periods when I couldn't get cool, periods when I couldn't get warm, muscle aches, fatigue.  I wasn't spending a lot of time in the bathroom, if you get my drift, but my tummy was intensely irritable.  (Even more than I am, if you can imagine such a thing.) 

Because of the rebellious tum-tum, I didn't dare take most of my meds, particularly the Metformin.  While I haven't had the sorts of GI issues with the 'met that some folks do, I'd never tried to take it when all my organs were circulating petitions against me.  On the other hand, I was eating almost nothing.

Tuesday and Wednesday, I seemed  to be a little high for me, but not inexplicably so, since I was choosing foods based on what I thought might be well received.  I didn't check yesterday, but then I was pretty much completely off food by then.

My BG this morning, with three days off Metformin and essentially two days off food?  102.  Go figure.

1 comment:

  1. Diabetes never makes logical sense man. As soon as it does, it will pull a fast one on you, just to show you who's in charge. In this case? Take the good number and RUN with it! :-)


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