I’m going off topic today (for NHBPM) because I don’t really want to think about where the DOC will go, technically speaking, in the future. I already feel out of touch because I don’t have a Twitter account and my phone isn’t smart. I’m quite tech savvy but I’m content to not jump into the fray wholeheartedly. I did, however, feel like blogging today because I like the idea of blogging every day in November. It’s quite a challenge.
Tuesday was a bad day for me, diabetically speaking. I started out with a really nice fasting number but my post-prandial number after breakfast was high. (my bowl of cereal was way too big). I have been exercising nearly every morning but this day I put it off until noonish. In the back of my mind I knew I had a high number so I figured that the exercise would bring me down nicely and all would be good! About 2/3 of the way into my workout I started to shake and sweat. I knew that I was going low so I stopped and tested. 61!!! Whoa, where did that come from? I felt like crap. I ate something to fix the demon and could do nothing but lay down. I felt awful all day. I hate wasted days! Again, I am not taking any meds that cause extreme lows. I do not take insulin. 61 might be ok for some, but it’s awful for me. It makes me wonder just how low a “normal” person’s blood sugar can go? I guess it doesn’t really matter. I don’t fear death from a severe low, thank goodness, and I will do whatever I can to prevent going too low for me. That feeling is not something I care to repeat….ever!
So what have I learned? I have learned that I need to pay attention to when I eat in reference to exercise. I shouldn’t exercise if I haven’t eaten recently. I’ve also learned, thanks to the Big Blue Test, that exercise has an amazing effect on my blood glucose! I’ve done the test 3 times and have had remarkable results. (We’re talking 30-50 point drops!) I know that the exercise is essential to my well-being. Exercising has helped me to drop the weight. I feel so much better afterward (well, other than on Tuesday). I won’t let that silly low stop me from exercising but it certainly was a wake-up call. Pay attention, Kate!