My workday began with my blood sugar just over 200 but as always my blood sugar would drop down to around 90 at 9am when I took my break. I would be going on a nice ten mile walk with my favorite mower so deciding how much insulin to take to cover grapes, a protein shake and a Fiber One bar would be crucial. I settled on .4 and off I went on my walking tour of the golf course. Two hours in to my walk, my shirt was soaked from the high humidity and I was feeling tired. It wasn't a low blood sugar tired though, my Dexcom had beeped an hour earlier but I wasn't worried. I figured I had gone above 180 because of the grapes and that my blood sugar would drop kinda quickly once I got moving. As I grabbed my Dexcom to see why I didn't feel right I was shocked when I saw that I was 220. At lunch i tested and was at 233, I decided to have my normal lunch and take two units of insulin. On a normal day that would get me down to around 70 when I finished up my work around 2pm. Today would be far from normal after lunch.
After lunch I went back to my journey and had the toughest part ahead of me. At 12:30 I stopped because my mouth was so dry and I was getting very angry for no reason. My dexcom read, HIGH!!! I was over 400??? How the heck did that happen, As I grabbed my pump I started to pull out the tubing a little to make sure it was ok and out came the part that connects to the port!! The insulin I took at lunch never got in to my body!! How did this happen, I don't know I could have dis lodged it while working but it takes a lot of effort to disconnect. In a fit of rage I shut off my Dexcom and took six units of insulin. For whatever reason I didn't want to know what my blood sugar was, I knew it was high I didn't need a machine to tell me so I felt even worse. I went on working and would finish my work with a blood sugar of 210, I was clearly dropping and decided to have a Gatorade and a Powerbar. The six units would be way to much as I dropped down to 63 after having my snack.
The rest of my day would go very smoothly once I recovered from my low.