It Is Not Always Diabetes

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 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…

headache

Crazy to think, but it’s not always related to diabetes.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…