Sunday, April 23, 2006

I. hate. being. sick.
I hate it.
I have all of this crap in my lungs. I hate it. Luckily, it haven't been too nauseous. I've been able to eat OK, and drink OK. My numbers have been...decent, but a little on the high side. No ketones though. I plan on going to the health clinic tomorrow. Blah. I am going to go take ANOTHER nap.
*Update* I spoke too soon. My numbers are crap. And you know that lack of nausea? Yeah, that's no longer true. Thank goodness for temp basals. I am now running at 125%, but I don't know if I want to leave that for tonight. I have been sleeping so heavily that my roommate had music on and was talking and laughing with another girl (they didn't know I was sleeping) and I didn't hear them. So which is the lesser of the 2 evils, running in the 200's all night, or risk going low? I'll probably just let the temp basal expire and sleep without it tonight.


Andrea said...

So sorry to hear you are sick... I hate it too! :o(. Hopefully, tomorrow you'll feel a little better, but I'd go and get checked out at the clinic anyway... just to be safe.

Anyway, rest up and get well soon :)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear that you are ill, Jen; here's to hoping you will feel better soon.

Regarding your temp basal, most of us (but not I) would prefer to go a little high instead of a little low. Personally, I would ask myself how good my response to hypos was (you know the three stages -- endogenous glucagon, then various catecholamines, then epinephrine as the last line of defence).

If a hypo, for you, means seizures or a coma, well, that would be something to avoid.

If, on the other hand, it means five minutes of clammy hands while at 40 mg/dl, and then you bounce back by yourself, it may be worth trading off this against a day of feeling crappy due to high BGs.

And as usual, YMMV.


julia said...

Sorry to hear you're sick. I'm Typhoid Mary right now, so I know what you're going thru. I'd also vote for upping your temp basal for a bit - being sick and feeling like crap from being high would suck a lot.