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High and low blood sugar days?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by claire mccann, Feb 8, 2022.

  1. claire mccann

    claire mccann Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi

    Does anyone else find that they have some days where their blood sugars are high snd others when they are just going low with no clear reason why? Like I swear I have days where it’s like the insulin is super active and others where it’s practically asleep!

    Also then I feel I’m doing something wrong when it’s high, like I’ve failed or behaved badly-does anyone else feel like that? How do they get past it?

    Thank you
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Definitely!
    Although I'm quick to adjust my insulin so it's more that I have high and low insulin use days. I usually recognise a high insulin day in the morning, and it means I'll take more insulin for the same food over the day.
     
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  3. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Like @Antje77 , it happens to me too. As I have a cgm I can act fast to knock in some extra humalog but then I have weeks where I have to drastically increase and then decrease my basal.

    I try not to blame myself though. It's no one's fault that I have T1, and it can be unpredictable, and my cgm is a literal life saver. Yes, maybe I could sometimes manage it better, but I do the best I can. Life's too short for self blame over blood sugar control.

    No one should blame themselves for having diabetes, of any type.
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yep. Even times when I've no bolus on board & the basal should have tailed off hours ago?
    I inexplicably went low last Saturday night?

    What basal are you prescribed, @claire mccann ?
     
  5. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Another from the ‘why the …. did that happen?’ camp here.
    I worried about it for years, but realised if I have days (weeks sometimes) when things are perfect, then days when they definitely are not but I am still behaving in the same way, I just have to accept them as a blip that will rectify itself. It’s the only way to live with the condition and remain sane. Annoying when it messes up those perfect CGM stats though.
     
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    Whenever this happens to me it's mostly just down to how much I've exercised/how much carbs I've been eating recently
     
  7. nicki92

    nicki92 Type 1 · Active Member

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    This is all still very new to me but yes I had a day recently where the Libre app showed 100% time in range, then the next day down to 60%. The first day I kept dipping a little low and eating a few carbs to compensate, and the next was the opposite.
    I feel like I still have so much to learn (especially when eating pizza or macaroni cheese...).
     
  8. claire mccann

    claire mccann Type 1 · Active Member

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    I’ve actually just reset my basal with the diabetic team as mine was well off. Thank you for reassuring me it’s not just me who has these completely random days, I had myself convinced I was doing something wrong!
     
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