Yesterday was a first for me in my almost 5 years of diagnosed T1. For nearly 2 days, I was running high at a nice 200. No matter how much I corrected, it wouldn't come down. In the beginning, I thought it was attributed to my horrible weekend of fun and eating and not really caring what I ate, but when I was at work yesterday afternoon and my blood sugar was at a steady 400- it hit me....
My insulin was bad!
It had to be...this had never happened to me before, but I started thinking about the last couple weeks and the high temperatures and all the traveling we've been doing. There was my friends wedding a few weeks ago, where my bag was left in the car for about 2 hours in the flaming heat.....
Then there was this weekend at the wedding, where again, my insulin was left in the car for a long period of time in the heat.....that had to be the problem.
So, I left work extremely worried and picked up a new insulin prescription....what do ya know.....new insulin....blood sugar comes down!
Now I'm just really really pissed that I wasted a half a bottle of insulin.....but at least I got it figured out. I still haven't thrown it away though....it's sitting by the trash can...I just need to pull the trigger finger to push it over the edge....why can't I do that?
I'm still battling the highs a little bit though- I'm pretty much all over the place and really need to get it together...especially since I'll be in NYC all weekend...woot woot! I'm sure THAT will happen :)