As I sat down to write this evening I thought of titling this blog Laziness. In my mind I feel that I'm being lazy, before I go in to why I'd like you to look at the picture again, for most I would say that picture is a decent day. I'm a little unhappy with my blood sugars today, i don't like the spike and really don't like the lows after the two spikes. This is where the "laziness" comes in, I'm to "lazy" to change my basal rates to try and eliminate those spikes. Last summer I tweaked my basal rates each month and still had those spikes so this summer I feel I'm being "lazy" That picture is a very respectable day of blood sugars, I'm nervous to change my basal rates because if I do so I could be higher and taking more insulin. With my job I really don't like doing that, one minute I could be at 220 and rising, if I take two units to cover the rise and the fact that I'm sitting for a while. If that happened I would be fine, but my job is always changing, especially this summer. One minute I could be sitting the next I could get a text that says go hit all the greens with a hose, if that is the case I'm on my feet and running around like a mad man. If I took two units for a rising 220 blood sugar and got called to water I would be down to 40 in an hour.
With my current basal rates I know that I need to take 3 units for breakfast, one unit at break, and 1.2 units at lunch to have a successful blood sugar day. Yes, I will have a couple of lows but a high blood sugar will be rare. I believe doing this makes me work at my highest level, any changes and I could be to low or high and my will work will suffer. It is an interesting place to be and I believe I need to stop thinking I'm lazy and enjoy everything.