I feel that I am pretty tuned in to my body. I have been forced to pay attention to the little signals my body sends, that perhaps others can easily ignore.
Most of the time I can tell when I’m dehydrated. I can tell when I’m a bit low, and I can usually tell when I’m really high.
One of the major clues to myself that I’m high is that I get terribly sleepy. All I can think about is catching a few seconds where I can shut my eyes. I can’t focus on any tasks or perform any functions. All I want to do is sleep.
When I notice that I feel this way, I will start to think back on the last two or three hours – to see if there was any potential for miscalculation, unwise food choices, hard to measure foods, recently replaced infusion set. an over treated low or a number of other possible causes for a high blood sugar.
Only to test my blood sugar and come in at a perfect 84. Is it a strange sign that I’m slightly confused by a normal blood sugar when I’m feeling a bit “not normal”? Is there a name for the condition of thinking every bad feeling or ailment is actually related somehow to diabetes?
You know, it is possible for a headache to be simply that – a headache, or feeling sleepy because I didn’t get nearly enough sleep last night…
Crazy to think, but it’s not always related to diabetes.
“Living with diabetes is like living with a tiger. If you feed it, groom it, never turn your back on it; you can live with a tiger. If you neglect it; it’ll pounce on you and rip you to shreds.”— William “Lee” Dubois
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