ahhhh! about to start my monthly gift-I'm 14! what am i even gonna use it for? I get so irritable too-my friends have renamed it "Prickly Maria Syndrome" My blood sugars are so bad during it too...ugh! any ideas on how to keep it down during what I affectionetly call "the $%&#%& that ruins my A1c" ? I seriously will be 500 taking 10 unit humalog shots and nothing will happen. any ideas?
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Well when youre sugar is 500 you need more than 10 units to lower your sugar. I never had problems with my monthly gift and being high. What do you mean what am i gonna use for it?
SueWhat do you mean what am i gonna use for it?
I mean that since I'm 14, I really don't plan on settling down and having kids (the only useful part of our monthy gifts) for another ten years or so.
Prickly Maria Syndrome! LOL I love it. My blood sugars go crazy during my period too (low in the mornings/during the night, and shooting up for no reason.) I don't know what to say about keeping your blood sugars in check..I have a hard time with it too. I guess all I can suggest is try to drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated, bolus for all snacks, and try to keep your stress levels down. If it becomes unbearable, you might want to talk to your OBGYN about going on birth control. I was on it for a while because I get really bad cramps and my periods are really heavy. It did help me a lot.
Yeah I get highs during PMS, then when the flow starts, they drop like crazy! For some reason I am always surprised by it, best advice I can give (and need to follow) try and track it so you know when it will start (the PMS), that way when it does, you know why. I find making sure I exercise sometimes helps curb the drastic swings, and for me- my mood.
I too have rediculously high blood sugars the week before my period. Yesturday I ate virtually nada all day, swam 1/2 mile on lunch break, checked blood sugar around 3:30 and it was all but 400. Took another 10 units and when I got home at 6 having still eaten nothing bs was 420. What up????? Hate it!!!!! By 9 pm I was finally feeling a little better, bs at 187ish so of course I was starving and afraid to eat. Had peanut butter crackers fearful that it would rise again. Well got my period in the night and then couldn't get blood sugars over 50 - 60ish all of today.
I haven't found a way to keep it down. Just hang in there and take more insulin than you think we should. I sometimes set my alarm to wake me at 2 am to check then. It's like the insulin just quits working!. PS. I'm soon to be 57 years old and haven't missed a period yet. How long will this keep goin' on? Yuk LindaKaren
Have you discussed this with your endo? If you can figure out the pattern, it sounds like you need more basal insulin the few days before your period starts, and less basal during.
I agree with Kim. You may need to raise your basal or take more long acting insulin for when you're on your period. I have the same issues, my sugar levels will stay elevated during my time of the month and since I am on an insulin pump, I'll set a temp basal higher than my norm. This helps keep the levels down over the duration of my monthly. If you are taking a long and short acting insulin, then your long acting is your basal insulin and thus you should take more of that during your period or whenever your elevated bs pattern is (before or during period). Your endo should help you decipher how much more long acting to take.
I'm right there with you, my BG sky rockets and I just have to wait a couple days and it evens out.
Also, you're correct. Being a girl does indeed suck.
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