Tuesday, July 19, 2011

poppin' like popcorn in a microwave!

it's sooooo hot...........

my blood sugar's are popping all over like microwave popcorn!  i mean one minute i'm good,  and the next minute, it seems, i'm sky high!!  then i hit bottom, and whoops, off i go again, up, up and away!!

case in point ~~

yesterday i tested before going swimming.  BG 6.7  now please understand that when i say "swimming" it is not like i was doing laps or anything!  i am in the pool with 2 children ages 5 and 17mths.  laps are a thing of the past! 

it is incredibly hot out (although i am sure it is hotter in my house!).  we have been splashing around in the shallow end for about 20 minutes or so.  the baby is getting cranky, so i decide to get out and dry off.  she needs her nap so that is usually snack time for her brother.  we all get out and get dry.  inside we go. 

after depositing Aubs in bed, and setting her up with a fan blowing directly on her, i head downstairs to make snack.  sliced apples and peanut butter for dipping is the order of the day from my grandson Cam.  i am thinking i will stick to apple slices and perhaps some cheddar.

BG  12.2!!  WTH!!  usually the heat drops me like a lead balloon!!  couldn't have been the "exercise".  ok, well, i'll just deal with it.  so i decide to bolus for the apple and that includes my correction for the 12.2.   back outside we go, with our snacks and our drinks.  ice tea for Cam and crystal lite for me.

1 hour, yes just 1 hour later, and i'm feeling like falling asleep.  not a good sign.  i check the BG and whammo!!!  3.2!!!!  WTF!!!  so now i have to break out the skittles!! 

after eating about 1/4cup  of said skittles i check again.  ok ~~ back to 7.8!  thank goodness!!  but wait, it doesn't stop there, it keeps going ~ 9.3, 11.2, 4.7, 2.9 and back to 8.4.

like i said,  popping like microwave popcorn!! (needless to say, i went through a lot of test strips yesterday!)


  1. The ups and downs suck, especially when they happen in a short amount of time. Sounds like you handled it well though!

  2. It's so strange, because summer has done this to me too!! What is it with the weather and diabetes! UGH

  3. Ohhh :( Sorry to hear that your levels aren't on their best behaviour.

    Mine often go on a rollercoaster ride for no obvious reason. Hope they are more balanced soon!

    P.S. LOVE the picture! Made me laugh :)