With all of that set I felt a lot better about returning to work. My blood sugar was 111 just before breakfast a little after 6am. I took my Symlin which is now at 30 micrograms for breakfast and then proceeded to have my normal cereal. My work day began around 7am, from 7 until my first break at 9 I felt really good. The first day back was nothing crazy but still consisted of a lot of physical work. As we headed in for break around 9 I felt to feel a bit off, I looked at my pump that read 89. I had my usual orange juice, hardboiled egg, and granola bar for break. I took 1.3 units of insulin to cover everything. Around 10 my pump beeped and I was at 150, I decided to wait a little bit to see if it leveled out before adding more insulin. My blood sugar would rise to 198 before leveling out. If this could happen for the next nine months I’d be very very happy. Around 11:10 I got that low feeling again, last year I would have popped a few glucose tabs and kept working. Today I popped a couple glucose tabs and some apple juice but the biggest thing was deciding to sit down for ten minutes. My pump read 75 at this time, when I went in for lunch at 12 I tested and was 95. At lunch I took my symlin, ate my sandwich, blueberries, almonds, apple and yogurt. I would put in 1.2 units of Humalog when I finished eating. The afternoon went smoothly, I was low again around 2:30 I followed my new low protocol and had no problems.
All in all it was a good day, I would like to cut out the lows but that will take some time. I will slowly change my basal rates to rates that will be better for work. Then once I have that figured out I will start riding my bike to work from 530am till 630am and back home from 3:30pm till 5pm. Like I have said before I love to challenge myself, the next few weeks will be challenging. If I wasn’t pushing myself so hard I wouldn’t feel like I’m alive, I didn’t challenge myself for ten years and believe me I will never do that again.
I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
Charles Evans Hughes
Blood Sugar Average-113