If you dream you're exercising, with Bob Harper...and you wake up sweaty and exhausted, does it count?
Let me 'splain.
180 before bed.
1 unit = 50 points correction.
So, you would think 2 units would be in order, yes?
Well, I thought so too, but I didn't want to go too low in the night, seeing as how nighttime lows pretty much SUCK, so I just did 1.5 units.
Dreaming of exercising. Apparently I was feeling up to 2 classes with Bob Harper, and I did a cardio and a Yoga one. Then we had lunch. (I think I have been watching too much Biggest Loser on Netflix lately. But they pulled it, so now what?)
2 hours later, I roll over, feeling dizzy and disoriented. (Y'all know where I'm going with this, right?) I pick up Dex, stare at it confusedly as it states LOW. How did I miss all the alarms? The dropping rapidly alarm, the under 70, the under 55? The alarms that so often keep me awake unnecessarily?
Mostly, I'm just dizzy - my main hypo symptom now - ( as a side note, it's so odd how the symptoms change. Can one thing with diabetes stay the same? JUST ONE?) and I pop a Starburst and decide to check with my meter just to make sure Dex isn't lying. Because, you know, sometimes it does.
I crawl out of bed, slink on the tile floor, and just yell out 'help'. My husband jumps up - "What's up?" Thank goodness his night owl tendencies won out and he was awake last night around midnight.
I am sweating profusely. My heart is jumping. Lying on the cool tile feels unbelievably good. I think back to my dream, and wonder if I can count this as exercise. After all, my heart rate is up, I've worked up a good sweat, and my sugars dropped. I have all the "symptoms" of a hard workout.
A glass of milk appears by my side. I down it. Then a glass of chocolate milk appears. Gone. More candy. Yum. I start to feel better.
I head back to bed, wondering about the rebound high, and deciding I don't care. A 73 on the meter confirms I am rising quickly, the symptoms change from sweaty and dizzy to shaky. Pretty soon the Dex agrees. 244 with double arrows up!! Then it dropped to the 180's. I drift back and forth between sleep, and checking my CGM. The sugars are going up and down, and I want them to stabilize before I know how much to correct.
Finally, I decide things have calmed down, about 3 hours later. 233. OK. With a 50 point correction conversion, that means....screw it. 1.5 units again. I am NOT doing that again.
Woke up in the low 80s.
Apparently exercising in your dreams is very, very effective.