Huh! I'm not speaking to you today! Waking me up at 1:30 am with a 2.7 and then keeping me awake all night! Well, I suppose at least you woke me up. But why? I hadn't done anything out of the ordinary - eaten around 7 pm, tested at 5.8 around 11:40 pm, injected the lantus and that was that - perfectly normal. Shouldn't have been any novorapid left and lantus hasn't spiked for me for months - possibly even over a year! So WHY???? Sheesh! You'd better be on good behaviour today or...or...or...I'll CURE you and that will be that!
Oops! Fell asleep in my chair last night without having my lantus injection. Have you left me, diabetes? How come I was only 5.0 at 3:30 am without my background insulin? I'd have expected to be much higher!
Oi! Now, I don't mind nice, steady levels at the bottom end of my range, but a 2.0 out of the blue is a bit sneaky to say the least! And what's happening with the 4.2 two hours after my egg and chips and tinned peaches? I deliberately went low on the novorapid dose so I wouldn't need toast before bed. You're deliberately trying to scupper my weight-loss drive, aren't you?
That's better. OK, you might be leaving me a little on the low side, but at least we're starting to work together again. You really do punish me when I'm lazy, don't you? Lantus down from 11 to 9, and possibly a further reduction in the course of the next few days - let's see what I'm waking up to tomorrow, shall we? No surprises please, and certainly not in the middle of the night!
The weight is starting to fall too. 12st 5lbs a couple of weeks ago, my heaviest ever, and now down to 12st exactly. Still need to shift another 20lbs before I'm happy though. The 15 minute workouts and exercise bike excursions are certainly increasing my insulin sensitivity - my novorapid is dropping back too, so hopefully that will help with the weight loss. Must get back running. I've developed a bit of a fear of just getting out there - afraid that I'll get about 100 yards and have to give up and turn back. No real excuse though, apart from the fact I have to work it all around YOU!
Hurrah! Thank you for being nice to me today! That wasn't so hard was it? A nice 5.2 to wake up to, a 6.5 before lunch and a 4.4 before our evening meal. You even behaved over that lunchtime injection that I thought might be too low. Now why can't you do that every day?
Well, you really do like playing with me, don't you? I was being good and exercised in the morning to help keep my blood sugars down, but you put me up instead before lunch. So I tried to work out what you wanted and gave an extra bit of insulin at lunch, did a little gardening in the afternoon and then all of a sudden I'm shaking and sweating and down at 2.3 mmol/l and you weren't even going to let me know until it got bad!
Honestly! And don't claim it's because you could see I wanted to eat those jelly babies!
Well, we've been together for just over two years now, and it seems as though we are going through a little rough patch. Things were fine for so long, just the occasional tiff, but now that's becoming a bit too regular. I'm trying my best. I keep feeding you insulin and you keep saying it's not enough! Then when I try extra hard you turn round and leave me shaking and tearful. That's no way to treat one of your closest friends. Perhaps we need counselling?