Reluctantly Riding The BG Roller Coaster


I feel like a broken record because I’ve written numerous posts on the effects stress has on my blood sugar, but a few events last week reinforced how diabetes can take over your life. My life/work scenario forced me to take a seat on an insanely large BG roller coaster and I’m still waiting for the downhill plunge.

I believe a timeline is in order to help you understand.

  • Thursday – BG 214.
    • Odd because it’s usually around 120 – 150, my preferred roll out of bed BG. Maybe I have an infection???
  • Friday – BG 223.
    • Wait a second, maybe my hormones are a factor… I check my P-Tracker and it’s a little early for the shift in hormones.
  • Saturday – BG 242.
    • My family came into town that afternoon and I didn’t feel like myself because my BG continued to stay above 175. I did everything in my power to adjust my insulin, but nothing seemed to work.
  • Sunday – BG 254.
    • I scrape myself out of bed way earlier than I would like to host an all day board retreat. BG stays above 200 all day and no amount of insulin seems to help.
  • Monday – BG 264.
    • Are you fucking serious? This level of anger is sparked by the uncontrolled high BG and now my hormones are a factor… should be a fun week!

My professional life is only stressful because I put too much on my plate and have a hard time saying no. The past couple of days were a lot to handle and I couldn’t meditate or walk far enough to make a difference. Now that I’m aware of the cortisol situation, it prompts me to prepare for the “unexpected” plummet down the BG roller coaster. Any moment now I’ll be battling a day or so of serious lows. This absolutely sucks, BUT for the first time in my life – I will share with friends, family and colleagues what I’m going through because I won’t be operating at 100%. I’ll keep you posted.

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Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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