The hangover

Saturday night was a busy day filled with lots of food and diabetes mismanagement.

It started with my great-aunt’s 100th birthday party, a formal affair with a full cocktail-hour and tuxedo-clad wait-staff walking around with trays containing little puffed pastries that screamed “eat me!”, followed by a delicious buffet lunch (I resisted the birthday cake).  During the evening, I went to a friend’s wedding which, after the ceremony, consisted of a formal affair with a full cocktail-hour and tuxedo-clad wait-staff walking around with trays containing little puffed pastries that screamed “eat me!”, followed by a delicious three-course meal (willpower had vanished when it came to the wedding cake).

By the end of the day, I had taken about 33% more insulin than normal, and my blood sugars looked something like this.

Hangover-1

Call it the poor-man’s CGM

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The next day, I was pretty tired and the day was pretty low-key. I did all the right things, diabetes-wise, but things still didn’t work out the way they should. My blood sugars looked something like this:

Hangover-2

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My endo describes this “the day after” craziness as a hangover. It seems like a pretty accurate term to me.

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Posted on April 22, 2013, in Diabetes, Personal, Type 1. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I love the illustrations!

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  2. And if you’re anything like me, after a night of partaking in alcohol I always go low from about 6 a.m. until noon. Parties are tough!!

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  3. The flipped drawing totally cracked me up!

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  4. I agree with Scott J – Totally funny! Yet, it’s SOOOO true!!! LOL

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  5. more drawings please! super cute.

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