Looks can be deceiving.

I had a wierd high and a strange low in the past four days. Neither fit the stereotypical low or high.
Thursday night at about 3:00 a.m., I found myself with a very dry throat and an overwhelming urge to use the bathroom. When I came back, I did a quick BG test to find a 53 mg/dL staring me in the face. Not a common occurrence.
Sunday, the tables were turned. I had completed a hard hour-plus workout at the gym. I spent extra time to recover and drink lots of water to rehydrate my muscles. Apparently, it wasn’t enough, because when I got back into my truck, a quick test revealed 260 mg/dL as the result. Probably too low of a temp basal during the workout, and I was still dehydrated.
Moral of the story: Things are not always what they may seem. And test, test, test.

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  • Karen  On March 19, 2014 at 8:24 am

    So true!! Every time I feel like I have an unquenchable thirst I think my blood sugar must be sky high. It always surprises me when it’s not. (Great reminder that I need to drink more water – especially if I’ve indulged in something salty.)


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