Apparently my diabetes has a theme song.
“Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day is the song in question.
The entire month of September, I felt like my diabetes was asleep or something: It didn’t respond the way it should have to my regular dosages of insulin.
It was truly maddening. I did everything I could to get to the bottom of the mystery.
I thought it was rotten insulin. Nope. I thought it was maybe a bad batch of pods. Nah. I thought maybe there was something wrong with me (well, yes, I’m definitely a weirdo but for real, there was nothing out of the ordinary going on).
I thought I was going to go nuts, trying to get to the root of the problem and coming up with potential causes only for each one of them to be shot down.
I was not happy to be taking higher doses of insulin than needed, and I wanted answers. Luckily for me, I had an appointment scheduled with my endocrinologist (my last one with her, for now, I hope) at the end of the month, so you can bet it was a major topic of conversation.
We came up with a plan for me to resume Metformin. I didn’t really want to, and there’s certainly more on my feelings about that to come in a future post, but I was desperate to reduce my daily insulin intake and find some sort of stability in my CGM graphs between meals.
So I started Metformin…again. And the difference was noticeable within days.
My diabetes woke up to the insulin doses I was taking, and I felt such an immense relief that I can’t really even describe.
Oh, and you’re welcome for getting that Green Day song stuck in your head.