Things are finally getting a bit more predictable again, thank goodness. Nothing a little radical change in your insulin dosage can't fix. Lot's less insulin during the day (and significantly less insulin reactions as a result) and lot's more insulin in the night (which unsurprisingly means less highs as a result). You know, totally flip what's worked for the last 2 years. Logical results to an illogical change. Why have my insulin needs changed so profoundly? Why now? I just don't know. I can't fathom a guess. It's yet another unsolved diabetes mystery. But at least it's better. Honestly, that's all I care about. I've been thinking a lot about what helps during times like these. I realized that when I'm actually in a time like I've been going through, it's pretty hard to remember what will actually help. I'm tired, I'm frustrated and I'm worried. Not really the best mind space to conjure up ideas about how to feel better. It's kind of counterintuitive. So what I'm thinking of doing is starting a "what helps" box. A place where I can gather ideas around what helps me in tough times. One thing per index card or scrap of paper. Over the next few weeks, I'll look for a lovely, special box to keep the cards in. And then on those challenging days, during the tough period, I can go to my box and draw out a "what helps" idea at random. Get a massage. Take a nap. Watch a Miss Marple movie. Get a pedicure. Take a picture of the cat. Listen to music. Walk the dog. Take another nap. Take a day off. Write a truthful, sad post. Whatever helps. It will be fun to add to the box as ideas come to me, especially those that occur when I'm feeling good. Ideas that I can save up for a rainy day. Ideas that will help me through the inevitable tough stretches ahead. We'll see how it turns out. It's bound to help a bit. And that's all I'm looking for. A little help on a rainy (or snowy) day!