I had a bit of a day yesterday! I have been having chemo for metastatic breast cancer since October 2021. Was due to have my surgery yesterday. On the ward and ready at 7am but my blood pressure has been high since part way through chemo. Despite this no one intervened with medication. This came to a head yesterday morning as blood pressure was so high they could not do surgery. Then they decided to do a bit more of an MOT and did a finger prick test. Blood glucose was 22 and I had ketones. Surgery has been rescheduled for 31 March but in the meantime I’ve been put on blood pressure meds but from a diabetic perspective I’ve been put on insulin. Have to say Diabetic Nurse was amazing and spent lots of time with me at the hospital yesterday. I was give two lots of insulin at the hospital and monitored and they eventually said I could go home late afternoon. In addition to insulin (at least for the next two weeks) I have also been put on metformin. I’m on Lantus insulin (8 clicks), metformin 500mg modified slow release. I have chemo induced peripheral neuropathy in each of my fingers. That happened in mid January towards the end of chemo and it is improving but finger pricking is painful so I’ve got a Freestyle Libre for two weeks to help and have to say it’s an amazing bit of technology and very easy to use. My BG reading at 6.30am before breakfast was 4.4 which is a huge drop down, is this normal to happen overnight. Nurse is ringing me today to see what my numbers are doing after 24 hours on insulin, and up to surgery on 31 March they are keeping in touch with me every other day including weekends which is brilliant.