Another Thing I Just Don’t Get…

I had a lot of trouble playing basketball today.  My blood sugar was running high (240’s) and wouldn’t come down quick enough.

My muscles were shot, I couldn’t get enough oxygen into my lungs, my brain was foggy, my coordination and reflexes were anything but coordinated and “reflexy” (…?).  It was awful.

I have also had some experiences on the other end of the spectrum, when running low during exercise.  Those suck too, but in a different way and are for me usually less disruptive to what I am trying to do.

I don’t get that.

Low blood sugar = NOT ENOUGH GAS IN THE TANK = muscles working fine, coordination alright and reflexes decent.
High blood sugar = PLENTY OF FUEL AROUND = everything is all effed up.

I know, I know, insulin is the key, blah blah blah.  It just seems like one of those weird “diabetes means the opposite of what logic would tell you” things.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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