Saturday, November 11, 2006

who needs sleep... well you're never gonna get it...

I have nothing to write about (nothing that requires thinking anyway!) I just woke up from 6 hours of sleep after staying awake for 25 hours. That Providence Bruins game I alluded to last post was just a portion of an all-nighter event! It's 4:30 pm now and I just woke up and I feel like I've been hit by a bus. I think it was worth it though; I will reevaluate tomorrow.

My blood sugars are always a little screwy and understandably so. This night was no different. I did a site change before leaving the house, so I first clocked in at 330. Then a few hours later I did my first drop to 54 (my body's screaming at me: "What the heck are you doing up at this hour!!!!!!" My best and most controlled blood sugars, ironically were while playing soccer for 3 hours (12am-3am) with no temp basal. Instead I ate two slices of pizza at midnight and only bolused for 1. Not to shabby (112 and 114-pre and post). I can't say my judgment was great--I didn't test at all while running around (oops!). I had a low at bowling and a low right before breakfast (mmmm... sprite--at this point I was out of glucose tabs from the 11:30pm and 4:30 am ones; I should have packed the big bottle not the tube :) or maybe I should have refilled the tube---DUH!)

Now the worst of it is that I went to bed after breakfast, an oil change in my car (I think if I didn't just type that I would have forgotten that I got it done!), and a quick trip with friends to Home Depot and Walmart (those poor employees-it was like I was in college again and all three of us had been up over 24 hours). Oh that was a bad sentence! I went to sleep with a blood sugar of 86. I woke up an hour later drenched in sweat and at a level of 54 (seemed high for the symptoms!) I rarely overtreat a low! VERY VERY RARELY. Moral of the evening: being sleep deprived will mess with your head.

It's been six hours and I'm not hungry. The only MEAL I've had today was breakfast at 7am (a pancake and a side of bacon). What I corrected with: a juice box, a package of crackers, an airhead (how did I even find an airhead!?), and a big ol' bowl of cocoa puffs. Post nap BS: 247 (I knew instantly when I woke up that I forgot to take on the MILK in my BOLUS. ugh!)

I think some of the things that happened this morning are going to come back to me tonight, while I'm out celebrating a friend's 50th birthday... and it's just gonna be too funny to not sit there and laugh.

Things to remember for next year:
site changes to be done well before event begins!
refill your glucose tablets and remember snacks, fool.
Bring a bottled juice or powerade.
Don't sleep away your whole Saturday!

To the Home Depot employees: We're sorry if you were confused by us. Yes we were standing in the paint aisle for over 10 mins. It's just that you had Pirates of the Caribbean on the television and there was a wall to lean against. We were tired. :)


Anonymous said...

I'm trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I'd say hi, I liked your blog.. :) Yeah, pirates of the carribean and a wall to lean against, I can see me doing that too :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me to refill my glucose tabs! I didn't use them (yay); a friend did.