I'm using Wingman's post as a catalyst to do some thinking about this of my own.
Have others of you noticed the dramatic effects a chaotic change to your normal routine can have on your bs?
Ring The Bolus: Sleep & Blood Sugar
Yes, changes in normal routine DO very much affect my blood sugar. It's been a huge problem since diagnosis. Even more so, since I'm a teacher and have frequent changes in schedule.
I do a really good job of controlling blood sugar during normal teaching days. It does take frequent checking of blood sugar (Dexcom Seven is going to be invaluable for that). If they change my lunch during the year, I have to tweak things differently. Typically I have "C" lunch, but they have changed me around a few times and even 1/2 hour can make a huge difference.
One of my toughest challenges are workshops -- as I have blogged extensively about that. Workshops alone are stressful -- you are in a room full of people and it is worse for me when I know quite a few of them. Oh, by the way, giving workshops is really no different than teaching. It's the sitting still that bugs me.
I typically use up to 50% more insulin on a workshop day than I do on a normal teaching day. I typically use about 20% more insulin on a non-teaching day.
Agility days can be even worse. Again, they take about 50% more insulin, and sometimes even more.
One thing I'm going to have to look at during my next endo's visit is adjusting basal insulin, especially at night because I've been going high and have been whining about that for months, even though we've made a few changes.