I want to understand. I want to know what’s going on.
So, I woke up way too early this morning, took my morning finger-stick, and it was 100. Then I took my morning 20-units Lantus, and ate a banana and a handful of mixed nuts. That was around 7:00 or so.
My daughter in law took me to Kroger. We didn’t waste time browsing, I followed my list and was at the check-out within about 20 minutes. And still, just that amount of standing and walking brought on severe abdominal pain in the lower left area. Made it home okay, got the groceries put away and realized it is already time for lunch. On a whim I decided to do a finger-stick, since it was almost 5 hours since I had last eaten. Holy fuck, it was 170!
So, I just had my pre-lunch 6-unit injection of Novolog and at the remainder of last night’s Pompeii Salad from Iguana Joe’s– a delicious blend of chicken breast meat, greens, Mandarins, grapes, strawberries, avocado, tomato, and other stuff — all in small amounts of each for a perfect blend. I did break up a hard-boiled egg on top of it. And I will dutifully take my two-hour post meal reading in a couple hours.
edit: I pulled this from their menu: Our twist on the classic chicken salad – all white meat – tossed with fresh veggies & our secret spices; on crisp lettuce greens with sweet mandarin oranges, diced avocados, grapes, strawberries, tomatoes & household maple pecans.
But I don’t understand why the last reading was so high after not eating a lot in the morning. I guess there are still some things for me to learn. I am feeling less pain now — because I’ve eaten? because I’m sitting down? Hell, I don’t know. I really am trying to keep tabs on what I am doing when the pain starts, but so far all I get is that it starts when I’ve been standing more than just a few minutes. 🙁 I am hoping it is related to the diabetes issue, since the pain is somewhat less intense these days than a month ago.
Diabetes, aortal aneurysm, undiagnosed and unabated pain. Gawd, I’m a mess, eh?
Edit: two hours after eating the leftover Pompeii salad, plus a hard boiled egg — 103!