What?! You thought I was talking about temperature? Pssht. I'm talking about this freakin' high that won't budge from my blood stream. I've tried dousing it with low-level precipitation (water) and a high wind gradient (exercise), but this thing will. not. budge.
I've been sailing in the 180-230 mg/dL (ahhh, units! helpful things) ever since I got back from my trip. I hoped (prayed) that things would settle out after a day or so of my routine. But no such luck so far. I'm downing my 2nd bottle of water as we speak (type?), trying to get ride of this post-breakfast high so I can enjoy my yogurt at some point before lunch.
I've had these type of persisting highs before. Usually, one likes to stick around for 2 weeks or so after the Christmas holidays. It's not until a good week's sweatfest that it starts to come down. If I try to rely on just insulin to bring down these pesky things, I'll end up with an empty reservoir and a nagging headache. The best way to get rid of a BAH (big a$$ high, technical weather term, trust me) is to use all my forces of insulin, water, and exercise to steady my body back out to normal.
Because it's more than just, "Oh, I must have not bolused for breakfast right, or put too much stuff in my coffee. I'll bolus this down and be back to normal in an hour. Peachy!" (for some reason, I saw myself as a high-pitched housewife from the 50s in that monologue /digress). My body has been in a pattern of out-of-routine testing and Momma's cooking (which is hard to turn down). It's set a new routine for itself and I have to whip it back into shape. Ugh!
Water I can do (and should probably do more of rather than just when I'm high), but exercise is hard this week. Family and friends coming into town this weekend and a cookout means my nights at home are spent cleaning the bathrooms and washing towels, which is a slight sweatfest itself but not enough to bring my body down. I'm hoping by next week I can get back to walking (and hopefully running) and playing softball (we're on an off week this week, too, lovely) to get my body back to showing nice numbers like 80-120 mg/dL.
If not, I may have to call in reinforcements.
And I don't want to make him upset. >:-/