Update on my high blood sugars .. I think we’ve found the culprit. And by we, I mean I. Because my Endo still has not returned any of my calls, nor has the CDE (who I also emailed.) But I plan to discuss this when I go in next week for my 3 mos visit – and will ask what should my expectations be.
So if you were not born with a uterus, I’ll apologize in advance if this is TMI …..
But in addition to my diabetes, I also have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.) It’s a chicken and egg situation with diabetes… common to have both, but nobody really knows which one causes which. I was dx’d with it about a year after my T1 dx, but I’d never had regular cycles. Maybe once or twice a year, if that. My dr back then put me on birth control pills when I was 18 to regulate me.
So I haven’t been on bcp in years and my cycle will just show up out of nowhere sometimes. Last month it showed up and never left. For FOUR weeks. Typically, my bg’s will drop a few days before I start and then run a little on the higher side but not AS high as they have been running lately.
I was still running super high on Monday this week but my cycle finally ended Monday afternoon. Tuesday, I woke up in range and have stayed there ever since. Coincidence? Not likely. I’d gone from running high 200s+ to being in range just like that.
Talked to my OB/GYN today (SHE actually returns phone calls- imagine that! lol) and she said I likely did not ovulate last month, which caused my hormones to be out of whack, which would have an impact on my BG’s. Or she said I could have a cyst that was jacking with my hormones. She’s not concerned about it at this point, because I seem to be back on the right track. But she said if it happens again that she’ll have me come in to run labs.
But at least I seem to be on the other side of this latest bout of high sugars. It still frustrates me that I tried everything I was “supposed” to and did everything “right” to no avail. But I’m glad it’s better now and I can move forward! Next time I have a high number, it better be because of a totally carb-worthy meal for which I not SWAG well. 😉