Diabetes just doesn't make sense to me.
I get that it's a condition that comes with tons of variables. But there are certain tenents that should hold true, at least most of the time.
Like this one... physical activity lowers blood sugars.
An thus, the converse should hold true... less physical activity than normal results in higher than normal blood sugars.
Except when it doesn't.
Let me explain.
Long car rides make Grace's blood sugar drop... a lot.
It's happened time and time again. We get in the car for an extended drive and her blood sugars always fall. If I follow the "rules" her decrease in physical activity should require an increased need for insulin. But no.
Could it be a leftover from the years she suffered from carsickness? Is her body still sent into internal turmoil in the car, but instead of it projectiling out of her mouth it's expressed in her crazy numbers?
I don't know. What I do know is that it's so hard for me to ignore the shoulds, and go with my gut.
3 hours ago