Today I woke up feeling like crap. While at first I thought it was just sleepiness since Cola was up almost every 2 hours for some unknown reason - I soon realized it was more than just sleepiness. My blood sugar was 18 mmol/L after nearly fasting for 10 hours and I felt sick to my stomach. While I hate calling in sick to work I knew I had to stay home in order to sort this all out. Plus, when you work with children you don't really want to be passing on any type of sickness (even though they often pass things on to you.)
I began to trace back my steps as to what could have gone wrong but I am totally unsure. I went to bed with a blood sugar of 7 mmol/L and even bolused for the couple cups of popcorn I had before bed. My tubing isn't kinked, I just changed my site, reservoir and insulin yesterday afternoon and for the most part my blood sugars were pretty awesome yesterday.
After going through the check-list of checks, I am marking this one down as unknown - possibly getting sick. That's okay, I will sort it all out and hopefully be back within range by lunch time. But, I did want to stress to myself how important it is to check frequently. It's easy to get busy within our days and especially in a job where we are looking after others, whether that's a teacher, a nanny, a nurse etc. We often put ourselves aside and neglect some of the basics of taking care of ourselves.
I need to test more and focus on what my body is telling me. If my body says it's time to take a break it's time to take a break. I will often work all day, come home and do chores and not physically sit down or rest until bed time. My weekends are often packed full of things to do and I simply do not check when I should out of trying to pack everything in and not worry about myself - but that's bad!
I have my meter close by and my goal today is to check as often as I can. Focus on myself this morning and get back to feeling 100% by this afternoon. I don't do sick days well - I don't like to sit here and do nothing but I need to remember that it isn't just me that needs myself healthy - it's many others.