Today was weird.
It started off with getting called to the front of a 200-person meeting to participate in Dance Dance Revolution. My coworker won the dance-off, but now the whole office knows who the real #LeftShark from Katy Perry’s SuperBowl halftime show was. (That would be yours truly).
Later I discovered a 300+ blood glucose reading at lunch and a blood test confirmed some ketones. Yikes, considering we had another meeting on the way. No more Dance Dance Revolution for this girl, though! I felt like this lizard that I encountered on a recent trip to Florida, as in Leave me the heck alone, intruders! [in this case, ketones].
I bolused quite a bit and played the “wait it out and let the insulin do its job” game, otherwise known as “patience is a virtue, but it’s really freakin’ difficult when you don’t feel well!”
Trusting in insulin after all of my insulin pump drama in the past has been a challenge for me. I’m still getting accustomed to the idea that when I bolus, insulin generally does something. Before, it was not always the case. Today, it did its thing, although I’m still running too high.
Tomorrow we shall try again. Bring it on.
Not that I carry oodles and oodles of internet power here, but if you are reading Very Light, No Sugar right now, I invite you to participate with me this week in thanking a friend who has supported you in your diabetes journey over the years. These people make life with diabetes a bit easier for us through their patience and generosity of spirit. I have many supportive friends and family members, but out of everyone, Ashley has always shown a keen interest in diabetes and in helping me to advocate for our cause.
She has a secret fan club of doctors and nurses at my diabetes clinic because I have admitted that I bolus more insulin around Ashley. I am simply more comfortable because she has seen it all- the highs, the lows, the bad moods, and the goofy ones. She knows what to do if something goes wrong. And most importantly, she understands a lot about diabetes in a world where not many others fully grasp what it means to deal with this disease every day. It is difficult to articulate what it entails to have a best friend like Ashley on your team while managing diabetes. Let’s just say that it’s worth a whole lot; we don’t want my mascara to run everywhere now! Ashley’s selfless nature has earned her the “Thank A Friend Day” award in my book. Thank you, Ash!
This is us having our own party in a hotel in Rhode Island after losing power for days during a massive snowstorm in 2013. I know, I know- we are reallyyy cool people…