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Level Bouncing

My levels have been really odd in the past 24 hours. Thought I had a grip over what was causing the levels to change, but the logic has gone out of the window today. Last night I was at 4.6 mmol/l, which was a little low, so I had a Kit Kat. 2 hours later my level was 14.6 mmol/l, it had dropped to 6.4 by morning. As I was going to a birthday party at an adventure centre, I thought I would use up some glucose, however my level was 10 by lunchtime and 14.5 by teatime. Took some more insulin before supper and my level dropped to 3.8 by mid evening (borderline hypo). Spoke to some people on a chat room and they suggested I ate a banana to raise my levels a little. Feeling better now.

Anyway, snow has all but gone. Last night I had to leave the car 5 minutes from home as I couldn't get up the hill for the ice and snow. I had a great time today with my daughter at the adventure centre birthday party. I also resisted the temptation of the party food, eating one corner of a tuna sandwich and three chips! How things have changed, I would have usually hoovered up all the remaining buffet and then started to nick things off the kids' plates pre-diagnosis! Shows how bad things got. However, even this small amount of food raised my levels. I am increasingly realising that I can't really eat anything between meals without affecting my levels.

My weight has also risen dramatically in the week. I was 65kg last Friday and 68kg today! Looks like my diabetes has been starving my body. Glad that it is now under control.

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