So in the last few months, I haven't been as strict as I should be, and my sugars showed it, coming in at 100-150 ish more often than not. I was pushing to get them down again by diet changes, but wasn't getting the result I needed. And then…we had a wildfire.
Less than 3 miles away and moving with incredible speed, the mandatory evacuation line was just about a mile away, and we were under advisory evacuation status, very scary. I have about 150 rabbits, a bunch of chickens and a problem! They have to be moved at night due to heat stress, and we had to go NOW, so multiple trips could be made. (Once evac is mandatory, you get ONE trip out, period. No returns.)
Long story shorter, friend came from an hour away with four additional people and two additional pickups, bless her, and 8 hours later we had everyone at a friend's house 30 miles away, complete with their large cooling fans in dense shade. However, my role was anything but done—they had to be given food, water, and sprayed down every half hour or hour to keep them cool enough to survive. So I was pretty active and very anxious.
My friend that was housing us all, is a good cook. Grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken, roast beef, milk, tea—we had it all, and it was good. And my sugars started to drop like a rock.
I was actually eating quite a lot more than usual, but I was also a whole lot more active than usual, in circumstances of high stress. I would have expected higher sugars, not lower, but something about the whole thing seems to have 'flipped a switch' or something, because the effect has largely lasted almost a month. They're slowly coming back up as I make the occasional idiotic food choice, but I'm also getting some really dramatic lows as well, especially in the afternoons and occasionally in the middle of the night.
I reduced my Levemir (long acting insulin) by ten units and have been paying closer attention to how much I'm moving around during the day. I about crippled myself during the evacuation and return (thank heaven the fire never got any closer!), but survived…so what the heck happened? Why is the effect lasting? And what do I need to do to keep it going, without killing myself in the 100*+ temperatures we have right now?
Input appreciated…! Thanks, all!
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