I don't know what it is...maybe a combination of things...but this week I've been struggling with my numbers. Bad insulin (Apidra became cloudy), new insulin (Novolog), eating more carbs than usual, time zone changes...arg!
I got so frustrated this morning I cried out to God for help.
My Dexcom has been having trouble picking up my readings. I ended up changing my sensor yesterday because it went for several hours without showing any numbers.
Last night my number went up and, after a correction with Novolog, it only came down half way. Then it started to go back up as my Levemir trickled off. I gave a full correction with my meal bolus and now my Dexcom is showing the ??? symbol instead of my number. It tried to tell me I was LOW 55...but I tested and my glucometer said I was 325...definitely NOT LOW!
In other news, I have to fight my insurance company to cover my Apidra and Levemir because they want me to use their preferred insulin (Novolog & Lantus). I'm sorry, but I've been using *their* preferred insulin and they don't do anything for me. My numbers do not respond to those insulins...I need to use *my* preferred insulins. I tried to see if I could switch to a different insurance company but apparently open enrollment is closed and I can't switch. Time to put on my boxing gloves. Insurance companies do NOT know what their patients need!