Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's all in the Pinky?



I'm so confused, y'all.  What is going on?  Is it me?  Is it my body?  Is it a technical malfunction?  What the heck am I talking about?

Sorry, I should've started with the point, but I wanted to start off by making you as confused as me right now.  Did it work?

Last week I had a small win on the gestational diabetes battle.  My nutritionist took a quick look at the results of my glucose levels and said I could decrease my daily pricking from 4 to 2 times a day.  Score!  She was only concerned seeing a few high results from my fasting blood sugar (My results first thing in the morning after I've fasted through the night).  She said I needed to keep up with the fasting prick daily for sure.

Well, as this past week has gone by, I've gotten some really variable results and a couple have reached even higher that what my nutritionist saw for fasting blood sugar.  I assumed that all I needed to do was incorporate a "before bedtime" snack.  That seemed to work for the most part.

However, at first I thought I was mentally looking for excuses or oddities, but I noticed that I got a lot of my high readings when I pricked my pinky finger.  Come on Shirley - I thought to myself - are you really thinking that your pinky has special sweeter blood than the rest of your fingers?  I know, sounds crazy right but I decided to test it anyway.

Just now I pricked my finger after eating a chicken sandwich for lunch.  The sandwich had:  deli chicken, pickles, mustard, mayo, and two slices of American cheese.  Before lunch, my morning snack consisted of 4 plain multigrain crackers.  I decided to prick my pinky finger because the last time that I had a chicken sandwich for lunch, my level was 109.  So I prick.  Prick!  And wait for the results....

Reading.....
Reading.......
Reading..............
151!

What!  The acceptable range is between 100-135, and 151 is FAR OUT, and not in a good way!  So I decided to prick my index finger...

Reading.......
Reading..........
Reading..............
133

Well, that's still within the acceptable range at least.  But just for kicks and giggles, I decided to prick the sweet pinky one more time...


Reading.......
Reading..........
Reading..............
142

Huh?  Wha?!  I don't understand how within one minute I could get such different readings.  Is my meter reader broken?  I need to call my nutritionist, but I'm afraid she'll increase my prickings back to 4 times a day.  Boo!  Me No Likey that!

Oh sweet pinky... what are you doing to me?

2 comments:

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Oh my. That would be so frustrating to deal with...and is so strange really! Hope the nutritionist can help you figure out what's up, or maybe swap out your reader.

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's weird. It sounds like a science experiment from school.