Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Revenge of the Milkshake

I am really beginning to not like milkshakes. We had a problem with Isabelle when we were on our trip for Memorial Day with a milkshake. It sent her blood sugar sky high so we haven't given her another one until last night.

Yesterday was an ok day. We had a low and about dinner time she was in the 300's but of course she didn't want to eat. We gave her a correction and decided to go out for dinner since everyone had a nap and was fresh and ready to get out. We ended up at the new Steak-N-Shake in town. Of course Isabelle wanted a milkshake. She ate and we gave her insulin for what she ate. I was trying to get her to go to bed and she started complaining about a stomach ache so I checked her blood sugar. It was 72. Gave her 4 glucose tabs to correct for it and checked again in 15 minutes. She was at 122. Good. Left her to go to sleep. She finally fell asleep around midnight.

Around 4:00am she woke me up saying that she was wet. I went in and checked and changed her pj's as well as the comforter. I checked her blood sugar again. It was 397!!! WTH??!!! I gave her a correction and she finally fell back asleep around 6:00am. When we finally woke up at a little before 10:00am she was in the high 80's.

It had to be the milkshake. Either that or there is something else going on. I'm going to guess that it was the milkshake since the last time we had the same problem. Very strange night. I'm exhausted.


Penny said...

Riley usually spikes up like that when he has ice cream. I think it's the fat in it that causes that.

Lisa said...

Penny thanks for the input. I never thought about it, but you are probably right. I'll have to check into other things that make her blood sugar go crazy and see if they are high in fat.

MrFuzion said...

**Sigh** I miss milkshakes. Being lactose intolerant, I only WISH my problem with drinking them was that it sent my sugar too high!