My mom called yesterday to let me know Riley's sugar was high.
She knew I would tell her to recheck it, so she already had. I always recheck when the result is in the 300s and there's no real explanation. For example, he had pasta or he's been running high all day.
But, the last few days his sugars have been great and the 343 that registered just didn't make sense. So, she checked it again and got 302. Yes, different, but still high.
He had a chicken sandwich and apple sauce for lunch (a very common meal for him) So, it was one of those "What the heck?" moments.
I told my mom to bolus for the 302 and to recheck in one hour. Whenever I bolus for a abnormally high sugar, I recheck in an hour to make sure it's coming down. That way I know it's probably not his set causing the high.
My mom called me an hour later. Riley's sugar was 50. Yes, 50 and he still had an awful lot of insulin on board.
He got fruit snacks and some (uncovered) cookies. Somehow he miraculously never rebounded.
So, my question is this: What in the heck happened? It's just so frustrating.
His sugar was checked twice, fingers wiped both times, using different fingers on a different hand. So, the high reading should have been correct. And, the low reading was correct.
He hadn't been any more active than usual. So how in the world did he drop 252 points in one freaking hour? Don't have an answer? Me either.
Just another example of why you can never just get comfortable with this disease.