Shortly after I was diagnosed, I had a nightmare that involved diabetes. I dreamed that I had snuck out in the middle of the night to go to a bar. But not just any bar, a bar that served nothing but CAKES! I remember being drawn to this one in particular, an Oreo cake--a circular white cake with Oreo cookie crumbles all over it. I felt guilty for even being there, being diabetic and all. Even though I was told at my first meeting with my CDE that I could have cake, as long as I take insulin for it. Diabetes was taking over my subconscious!
And last night, I had another nightmare. I dreamed that I sat down at a nice Italian restaurant when Constance starting blaring at me that I was HIGH. I went to the bathroom to check and apparently I was so high that my ketone strips started BEEEEEEEPing, as well! I tried to discretely walk back to my table, but my CGM kept beeping and I felt like crap (in my dream). I remember thinking I didn't care how high I was, I was going to enjoy my big bowl of pasta and would deal with the consequences later. I was relieved when I woke up this morning to find out I was a little low, 65 mg/dL.
Has this ever happened to anyone else?! Please tell me so that I don't feel like a complete looney. Diabetes seems to be at the center of my attention every waking moment. But does it have to be so in my sleep, too?!
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, nurse, certified diabetes educator (CDE) or any medical professional of any kind. (But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!) Therefore, please do not use any of my postings as medical fact. I am simply a blogger expressing my highs and lows (pun intended) with diabetes. For changes in your medication, exercise regiment, or diet please consult a qualified physician.