Out of Bounds.
I noticed something a few days after I started using the Wavesense Keynote glucose monitor.
It changes beeps when your blood sugar is high.
The normal beep sounds like most meters… beep-beep-beep. But the high alarm has a lower pitch.
Almost as if it’s going dun-dun-duuuun. Or when a referee blows his whistle really loud when the ball goes out of bounds. The meter is screaming, “You’re out!”
It’s kinda quirky, and slightly annoying, which means I can’t figure out if I like it or not. I think because it has something to do with my blood sugar not being in range that I shouldn’t like it.
I finally downloaded the Zero-Click software too and uploaded my blood sugars to the program. I reprogrammed my mealtimes so that my lunch numbers and dinner numbers actually fall during the hours when I eat lunch and dinner, though the empty gaps seem to suggest I don’t test my blood sugar nearly as often as I do. Mostly I think it’s because I don’t test my blood sugar enough. I also discovered that while my 14-day blood sugar average is 157 mg/dl, my blood sugar is only in range about 47% of the time. Less than half. Which means that I’m out of bounds more than half the time. I’m a lousy player, I guess.
I have some pretty consistent times during the day when my blood sugar is great – mostly afternoons (though a couple of thwarted gym attempts make me think my basal might be too high) and always post-workout (now that I’ve learned to keep my pump on, I don’t get any of those nasty adrenaline spikes which plagued me for years and helped make my gym attendance non-existent). My mornings for awhile were great but now shwooop! up to the stratosphere they go. Can’t figure that one out.
Must be the basals. Always the basals. Or the bolus ratios. Or the moon.