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Deliberately running my levels high

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by tomvonc, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Switch2501

    Switch2501 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I run my sugars a little above the recommended 5-7.


    Type 1. Diagnosed at 14.
    On Medtronic insulin pump.
    Current Hba1c 7.6 loving it.
     
  2. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I do. I had a rotten hangover when I flew back from Budapest because I got accidentally very drunk the night before! I kept them around 11 mmol/l...I DO NOT want a hypo if I'm stuck on a plane!

    So long as its a rare occurrence, then it's fine in my book.
     
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  3. DiamondAsh

    DiamondAsh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too... That's why I'm so desperately trying to prevent it; I just don't know if I'd cope with all that medication. My mom is 82 and she's fed up of it. :inpain:
     
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    DiamondAsh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's not very good, is it,in this day and age.. hehehehe.
    It's descrimination against diabetics who want to climb Everest and still test.
     
  5. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha, like that one "accidentally very drunk"
    I might be that tomorrow as off our for a works do, and yes I will be safe and will run my levels slightly higher than usual, as to avoid a severe drop.

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  6. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been accidentally slightly drunk before now, proceeding to deliberately very drunk.

    Oddly, pre diagnosis I found that drink seemed to have less of an effect on me. Shame I can't say that now.
     
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    C burns · Well-Known Member

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    I run my bs between 7-10 when my husband is night shift as I worry about severe hypos when I'm at home alone with my kids. It works for me


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  8. GlazedDoughnuts

    GlazedDoughnuts · Well-Known Member

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    Keep at normal levels and a pack of Glucose sweets.

    For most people the sign of a hypo is pretty obvious, although when you regularly run at good levels, 2mmol may be the point where you feel it.

    I've been down to 1.4mmol before, it feels like having ADHD; although with that said that's a rubbish example.

    You'll feel super restless, light, somewhat energetic in the wrong way, with a huge inability to focus on anything. Being at 1.4mmol, I cought my sugars back up within 5-10 mins.

    A quick gulp of Kool-Aid saw me back up to 6mmol.
     
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