My last post talked about a great day I had, and how my d-instincts helped me avoid a major middle of the night low.
Well, I had a not-so-awesome day on that Saturday. Here’s the other side of the d-instinct coin.
I woke up low. I had a little bit to eat (about 60g?).
I was heading out to the yard to mow the lawn and do some trimming and edging. These are activities that usually drop my blood sugar and cause a low, so I talked myself into not bolusing for my breakfast.
I went out and worked my tail off in the yard. Trimming and edging, then mowing and bagging the lawn. Twice. Yes, it was really that long.
When I got done I realized I was very thirsty, and my mouth felt dry.
You can see from the graph why…
20/20 hindsight – I should have taken some insulin for breakfast! It took me most of the day to get back on the map, and I didn’t break into my target range until sometime after midnight.