A Not-So-Good Night’s Sleep

Firstly, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and dads-to-be out there!

Now, back to my topic, a not-so-good nights sleep.

Last night before going to bed, my fiancé had one of his friends and his girlfriend over at the house. It was a very nice night to sit outside by the fire, have a few drinks, hang out, chit-chat and enjoy the summer night. My blood sugar was slightly high because I had forgotten to bolus before dinner, and it tends to run high when I am drinking. I have become accustomed to giving myself less insulin while drinking because afterwards I have a tenancy of dropping severely low in the middle of the night. I went to bed with a blood sugar of 250 mg/dL.

I woke up around 3am, dehydrated and severely needing to pee! Clearly I was high. I was showing all the symptoms. Checked my blood sugar level, I was 452 mg/dL. No wonder why I woke up in the middle of the night. I bolused more insulin, and went back to bed.

Around 4:30am I awoke again. Ran to the bathroom for the second time, got a bottle of water and chugged most of it. 379 mg/dL was my blood sugar. Eghh… why hasn’t it gone down?!? Bolused more insulin and went back to bed.

I got up around 7:30am, went to the bathroom yet again and drank some more water. I knew I was high, but was it because of drinking the night before? No, my insulin pump was disconnected! That explains a lot. I put a new pod on, got dressed and headed off to work. Hopefully it’ll go down now, especially because now I know I am hooked up correctly.

It’s almost lunchtime. I feel nauseous. I have no appetite. I feel sick to my stomach. I haven’t eaten anything. And my blood sugar has not gone down! It has been a good 12 hours since I have had a blood sugar reading below 300 mg/dL. My insulin pump is still hooked up properly. There must be something wrong. Time to bolus again and hope for the best.

A Not-So-Good Nights Sleep - Delivering the Bolus and praying my blood sugar level goes down!

Pssh, and you thought diabetes was not that hard to handle. Give me a break. I wish my life was easy. I wish I didn’t have to wear & carry around all these extra gadgets. I wish I could eat anything I wanted at anytime. I wish there was a cure for diabetes.