Today while at work, I was forced to make a decision regarding my diabetes. My bg was between 70-80, with .15 units of insulin on board, meaning the bg is going to go down. I'm not hungry, and I'm also trying to cut extra calories (outside of meals) for my weight loss goals.
What do I do? I wonder as I sit at my desk. I know if I don't eat carbs NOW, I'm going to go low. That much is a fact. "Ok, I'll eat. But what? I'm sick of glucose tabs. I have an orange that's unwashed and unpeeled--too much work to go into the kitchen and clean it and peel it right now while I'm trying to work. I'm feeling both ornery and stubborn because I don't feel like eating anything at all. I don't like being bossed around and I feel like diabetes is always bossing me around; making my decisions for me.
As I'm thinking through all of this, my low alarm on the CGM beeps (60). I've waited too long to make my decision. Three grape glucose tabs down the hatch.
My cube neighbor hears the familiar bzzz bzzz of the CGM and pops her head over the wall. "You low?" she asks. "Yep." "Why are you going low every day?" (Me)"I don't know; just how it goes sometimes. It's unpredictable that way." (Her)"You need to eat more sugar so you don't go low."
Sigh. Everyone's got a solution, don't they.
- I'm a glass-half-full type 1 diabetic/celiac with a C5 spinal cord injury and life-altering allergies. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010, a spinal cord injury resulting in a spinal cord fusion at the C5 level in 2012 (resulting in chronic pain and life-long physical restrictions) and bad ass allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with disease and injury. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Disease and injuries are expensive, so I live a frugal yet full life (I'm a fru"GAL"!) Please know I am NOT any sort of professional and am not giving professional advice. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.