Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bouncy bouncy

I'm riding the roller coaster. Boo for that. Not sure what's causing the lows (which are causing some, but not all of the highs. But especially the delicious wake up over 300 feeling hungover and really full from eating the entire kitchen in the middle of the night kind). That's all.


Jonah said...

An entire bouncy week, ouch. I would be tempted to do some serious basal twitching and/or stop eating.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Oy. I'm right there with you.

It's the bouncing rubber band theory. I'll post on it one of these days...

Bernard said...

On that just stinks. I hate days like those. You feel lousy and the whole thing is so tiring.

I hope you can get them under control before too long.

Anonymous said...


I hope your charts are looking a little better now. Did you decide about whether to make a separate blog specifically about diabetes? Because you are living with diabetes and blogging about it, I thought you might be interested in helping out the International Diabetes Federation a bit.

We are in the midst of our preparations for the first UN-observed World Diabetes Day ( on 14 November this year, and I wanted to ask you if you would like to help us to spread awareness of this worldwide event and the theme we have chosen for it this year - Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.

It is estimated that over 200 children develop type 1 diabetes every day and there's no question that the disease often hits disadvantaged communities the hardest, and that children in the developing world can die because their parents are unable to afford medication. In many countries diabetes is still considered an adult disease and as a result can be diagnosed late with severe consequences, including death. Even after diagnosis many children experience poor control and develop complications early.

This is why one of our key objectives for World Diabetes Day this year is to double the number of children covered by the Life for a Child Program - We also want to encourage initiatives that can help to reduce diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) and to promote the sort of healthy lifestyles which can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in children.

A version of the diabetes circle, the icon we used for our Unite for Diabetes campaign has now been adopted for World Diabetes Day and we have produced a number of web banners that you can view and download here

The way in which you can help us spread awareness of World Diabetes Day is to add one of the banners to your own blog, which we would really appreciate.

The UN's World Diabetes Day Resolution (61/225) was really just the first goal of an ambitious campaign that we have been leading. This is the first time a non-communicable disease has been recognised as a serious threat to global public health and we are hoping now to further raise awareness globally of the disease that is predicted to contribute to 6% of the world’s mortality in 2007.

If you would like to know more about the UN Resolution and our plans for World Diabetes Day this year, just drop me a line and I will get back to you with more information.

Many thanks,
Stephanie Tanner
IDF - Communications Assistant

Maniacally Monday said...

Have your bounces come back to more stable numbers?

Chrissie in Belgium said...

I see you are using Kevin's log charts! Fabulous huh?! I found your blog on the D OC list recently! Welcome - it is a great community! The WORST is not seeing any pattern in your charts. Then you feel like giving up - why bother logging if it doesn't help me find a solution. THAT is what I used to think. What I had to do to solve that problem was to eat the same breakfast and lunch everyday. PICK SOMETHING THAT YOU LIKE and then don't change it. Of course I am not advocating eating marshmellowES every morning, even if you love them! Daytime is filled with so many variables that it becomes impossible to understand log results if you vary food consumption. At dinner time I have about 15 set dinners that I vary between - and since exercise is a bit more constant you can begin to understand what works for a certain given dinner.

Bad Decision Maker said...

jonah - unfortunately most of my weeks are bouncy, this one and the ones since then have just been exceptionally so. if i stopped eating every time i had a bouncy week i would never eat! and besides i really like eating. and am bad at not doing it. i haven't changed my basal rates because there is no pattern i can discern (except, as you can see, up and down and up and down)

scott- yes, i call it the roller coaster theory...

chrissie- that is actually just the generic chart from my meter software (one touch). thanks for the ideas, but i don't think variable food is my main problem. i'm sure that different foods do cause variations for me, but this is a more severe problem than that - foods i routinely eat, included measured out portions, are causing 300s that don't come down for hours even with correction boluses. i think i'm having pump absorption problems again, which has been an issue for me before, and noone is sure what is going on or how to fix it. this past week has been pretty bad.