I have been recently battling with my diabetes educator over my blood sugar levels. I am on a Minimed Paradigm pump with access to upload my numbers to their website. My DE has access to my numbers and has just now, after five years of seeing this doctor, wanted to make adjustments. My last three A1cs have been 5.9, 5.9, and 5.8. I've never had an A1C over 7.5 and I can still feel low blood sugars. I never ran super low, but did have an occasional BS below 60. I've told her yes, I do feel those and treat them immediately because I know the consequences of low blood sugars. She told me, just last week, that she wants me to run in the 200s for a week so I can continue to feel my lows! I told her I wasn't comfortable doing this. Anyone with diabetes knows why i wouldn't want to do this! I explained to her that when I'm high, it pretty much affects how I feel all day long (sluggish, tired, thirsty, etc). I then explained that when I'm low, I treat it, and fifteen to twenty minutes later I'm fine. Yes, I do get shaky, and weak, and suffer the symptoms of hypoglycemia. My point was, that once I treat it, I feel normal again. Unlike when I'm high, it affects me all day! My wife and friends can usually tell when I'm high too. My DE said this was backwards and weird.
Now, here's my question for anyone who would like to answer.
Which makes you feel worse- high blood sugars or low blood sugars? Do you recover better from a high or low?
Am I the only one who feels worse with highs than lows?