What in the hell happened last night?
This was my reaction upon waking up to an extremely thirst and bathroom needy Cara.
Last night I was rocking the bg's...like a pro!
Bedtime number, beautiful
Midnight number, amazing 6.2mmols
2:00am number... HOLLA can I get a WOO WOO 6.6mmols!
But at some point something went terribly wrong and I have no clue what or when because:
1. I have NO fricken CGM to tell me exactly what in the world is happening with bg so it is a guessing game.
2. I don't even know if what I thought happened really did happen.
Allow me to explain:
I checked bg at midnight, 6.2 mmols so I told my husband to set a 2 O'clock just to make sure she was steady. Her night time basal has been dead on lately or I would have turned it down a bit with a slight temp basal. Looking back, maybe I should have set that damn temp after all? Or maybe it was a site issue? No clue, but all I was thinking about was how nice a whole night of 6's were going to help with our A1C.
DAMN A1C I blame you!!
At 2 O'clock the alarm went off and I jumped out of bed. I jumped so quickly out of bed that it woke my husband. I told him to shut off the alarm. I walked into Cody's room (Cara was having a sleep over) and dug her arm out from under the Toy Story tent. I Took her bg and 6.6mmols popped onto the screen, and with a smile and a yes I'm awesome, I went back to bed relaying the 6.6 to my husband.
This morning Cara walked into our room "Mom, I'm thirsty and really have to go to the bathroom" Well, that is never good! I took Cara's bg and 17.9mmols.
What the hell happened? I started to flip through her meter to remind myself of her previous numbers and as I did I noticed that something was missing. There was no 6.6 from 2:00 recorded on her meter. I KNOW that I got up, I know that I took her blood sugar and I know that it said 6.6mmols. But why did it not record on her meter? So weird, had I dreamt the blood sugar check? No, no there was no way, is there?
I still have no clue what happened. At first I was thinking she may have gone low during the night after my 2am bg check and it was a rebound high, however an early morning site change was in order because Cara's blood sugar was not going down and her reservoir smelt strongly like insulin? So maybe a pump/site issue?
No matter what it was I keep thinking how wonderful it would be if we had a CGM!! At least I would have a better idea of what the hell went on last night!
Still can't figure out if I REALLY did the 2am bg check, but I know I did...so strange!