The tricky thing about infections... when your blood glucose levels are high, your immune system is weaker so you're more susceptible to infection. And when you have an infection of any kind, it RAISES YOUR LEVELS! Vicious little cycle... I'm not sure why antibiotics would have the effect of lowering blood glucose: they've never done that for me or any of the diabetics in my family (most of us these days!)... maybe there's an undiagnosed low grade infection going on? Curious...
Funny, too, for me it was the other way around; I had more lows--more DRASTIC ones too-- when I was first on the oral meds! It's a lot harder to adjust doses when you have to work with pills rather than the insulin... and oral meds are harder on your system for other reasons too...
...Of course, that's percentage wise. Nowadays I've been on the insulin MUCH longer than I was on the oral meds... so the "more lows" is relative and even so, you couldn't PAY me to go back! LOL
then too, I'm what is known as a "brittle" diabetic. Very hard to keep within the narrow range of normal, because my body decides every now and then to produce its own bolus of insulin--which throws "normal" doses all off! LOL Good thing I enjoy a challenge, huh... LOL
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steadfast... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called the PRESENT!
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