this post is not drug related, despite the title.
or, well, i guess it is.
insulin is a drug isn’t it?
correction to that first line there: this post is indeed drug related.
i moved to mesa, arizona on sunday night. yes, i did mean to write night. we left berkeley, california around 9pm and drove 12 hours straight through the night. we made it to our new home around 9am with a full day of car and van unloading to do.
elements that screw with bgs:
-not sleeping because you are driving all night
-hot hot sun
-moving schtuff to the third floor
-moving schtuff to the third floor with no elevator
-moving schtuff to the third floor with no elevator in the hot hot sun
-moving schtuff to the third floor with no elevator in the hot hot sun with no sleep
-having a beer to celebrate getting moved in
-having a beer to celebrate getting moved in after moving schtuff to the third floor with no elevator in the hot hot sun with no sleep
fast forward to now:
i expected things to go wonky, but i didn’t expect this
low after low after low.
it’s like my pancreas kicked into gear or something.
sweet heavens of jupiter! move to arizona and de ‘betes cure you’ll have.
yes, i’m more active than i’ve been.
yes, the temperature takes a toll.*******(see side bar below)
yes, boozy schmoozy adds an extra bell to the curve.
but this amount of turbulence i wouldn’t have anticipated.
i’ve got mamma’s voice ringing in my ears:
basal testing dear, you must conduct basal testing. 😉 gotcha.
i am actually STOKED to find a new endocrinologist here.
i’ve got to work this schtuff out soon.
sheesh, it’s been rough.
how about you?:
if you’ve experienced weirdness during or just after a move, how did it go? wonky-ness? any sense of normalcy through this would really help.
at ada scientific sessions 2014 in san francisco, i heard and read about research for heating pads around the pump site to increase insulin absorption. could the heat be functioning like the heating pad? could it be heating my body and thus increasing my absorption rate? where is gary scheiner when you need him?
Please forgive me for laughing at your struggle to move all that schtuff.
Yes, exercise totally makes me go low, and keeps me low for a long time. When I was playing hockey regularly (on ice, so no hot hot sun), my BGs would continue to run on the low end for six to eight hours after the game was over. Something about the adrenaline pumping and the heart pumping faster and harder, and longer than usual. And also, unless you plan on doing this on a regular basis, basal testing won’t do you a bit of good (sorry Mrs. Gabel).
Or maybe your pancreas really DID kick into gear? If that’s the case, I’m hopping in my car and driving from New Jersey to Arizona. TONIGHT!
I love Dr Brard at Valley Endocrine Associates. His office is on Power Rd/Broadway Rd near Banner Baywood Hospital. After a few summers here, you’ll adapt to the heat and won’t go low on a regular basis. Side note: Stay hydrated and check your infusion sets more often. My 1st summer here they fell off a lot because I was so sweaty.
Congrats on the new place, Heather. New city, new life, new endocrinologist. Please keep writing!