Friday, 22 July 2011

Seven months!

Good grief, I can't believe I haven't written to you for seven months! Do you think it is because you have been behaving yourself? Well, hardly. Although the headline figures look good they're hiding all the ups and downs you've been putting me through. It seems every time I decide to get off my behind and start doing regular exercise it really wakes you up and just the mention of insulin sets my levels plummeting! A few weeks ago I had 25 hypos in a fortnight and my 14-day average on my meter was 5.0 mmol/l! And that's including all my post-meal readings too! Now that I've had a few days off to try and get my levels back to somewhere reasonable my 7 day average has shot up to 7.7! I even had a 13.3 last night and had to give a correction! Why can't you just use the insulin you need and then pee the rest away?

Anyway, I'm off to meet loads of people tomorrow who know you pretty well and don't be surprised if we all thumb our noses in unison  - yes, we'll be doing it to YOU!!!!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Gah! Seven hypos in two days! You're having a laugh! You just don't know how to deal with a little increase in physical activity, do you? I've been dropping the insulin like a hot rock over the past three days and you're still complaining that it's too much! I've been guzzling jelly babies and ginger cake all day - what's the point of exercising if you have to eat all that stuff afterwards? Tut!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Where did that 14.0 come from? Lull me into a false sense of being right within range all day, then casually toss in one of my highest levels for weeks, with absolutely no explanation? Thought you'd hang back until all the insulin had worked its way out then hit me with it, eh? One of these days I'll be able to monitor you all the time and you won't be able to do things like that to me, so make the most of it whilst you can!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Did you think I'd forgotten about you? Unlikely, I'd say, given your constant demands! You really didn't like December did you? All that cold and snow and not being able to go out running or keep warm and all that comfort food and all those horrible dark nights and gloomy, depressing days! I'm guessing that's why you're demanding twice as much insulin these days? Well, enjoy it whilst it lasts, those levels are going to be coming down pretty soon. Now that the days are getting longer I've got much more motivation and getting out there running and stuff! Your double-figure days are numbered, lantus-wise, and I'm expecting to be getting through a few jelly babies to as you get used to the fact that you don't need anywhere near as much insulin! You'll see!