The brain is an amazing thing, I might sound like Forrest Gump, but how is it that I can remember the weirdest facts at the most random moments. Also how is it that I can predict the future when I do get low, a few years ago the NFC Championship game was heading in to overtime, Leanne and I were watching the game in bed. As they were conducting the coin toss I got out of bed, Leanne asked "Where are you going the game is going in to overtime?!?!?" I answered "The Packers will win the toss and they're going to throw an interception and the Giants will win on a field goal. The games over, I'm off to test because I feel low." Two minutes later I heard a scream as the Packers threw an interception and the Giants went on to win on a field goal. That is just one example but these weird low predictions happen every so often.
Last night before waking up to test I was having a dream that I was back at the cottage my parents would rent in the summer when my brother and I were little. My brother and I would often go hiking while in Vermont, last night in my dream I was hiking with my brother and I was sitting under a tree talking to a cow. I have no idea what the cow and I had to say to each other but a couple of times the cow said "You're low go test" The third time the cow said this I woke up and headed to the kitchen to test.
This is where the real fun started, my blood sugar was at 55 the Dexcom read 61. I quickly grabbed the apple juice and took two units of insulin. I knew this would be one of those bad eat everything in sight lows, I quickly grabbed a bowl of cereal and a couple fig newtons. As I opened the drawer to get a spoon the drawer creaked, so in my low OCD state I grabbed the WD-40 and fixed the drawers and then went on to spray all of the hinges on the cupboards. Once I solved that problem I sat down and watched a college basketball show while eating my snack. I remember getting angry because they were talking about Wichita State being 30-0, I laughed and said to myself "They are going to go undefeated and win it all, going crazy about 30-0 is pointless. They will have a tough matchup against Northern Iowa in the MVC tournament but they'll win in double overtime. They will then beat Syracuse for the national championship." I finished my snack, tested again and was at 143, I gave myself another two units and went back to bed.
I have no clue if my latest prophecy will be correct but I have a good feeling. The point of this blog is that I need to stop getting low while asleep, with a increased workout schedule some changes will definitely need to be made to my basal rates.