But no worries! All night long lows? I’ve got this. Juice box plus temporary basal rate should bring me up juuuuuust fine.
Then Dexcom alarms went off again at 4 am (this time, I was a little high from over-treating the low). Corrected that shit. No worries. (Kind of worried. I am tired. When do I sleep? Maybe tonight. Aw fuck it – let’s dance.)
I started the day strong, but after hours of a frustrating high blood sugar and seemingly bolusing saline instead of insulin (but it was insulin – I checked), I hit a big NOPE when it came to documenting the end of my #dayofdiabetes. I didn’t want to keep documenting my frustrations, not because I was ashamed of them, but because I was FRUSTRATED, you know?
I fell off on #dayofdiabetes last night due to distraction but also a lack of wanting to document everything. Yesterday was not my best day.
Today’s Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day prompt is “check.” And seeing how different my Dexcom result is from my meter proves why it’s still important for me to check my blood sugar instead of relying on the information from my CGM. (Also, you can’t see the “blood drop” request for calibration because the overhead light flushed it out, but this Dexcom sensor was four hours overdue for a meter check.)
Diabetes is a science experiment, with imperfect tools, an imperfect host, and a busted up pancreas. But we keep rockin’.
It’s National Diabetes Month, according to the President. And American Diabetes Month, according to the ADA. It’s Press Release Inundation Month, according to people who work for companies looking to connect with the diabetes community. But for people living with diabetes, November. And it’s also our chance to raise more awareness for our health condition/disease/whatever you’d like to call it.
This month, I’ll be making an attempt to take a photo-per-day to highlight the regular ebb and flow of life with type 1 diabetes, and I’ll be (hoping to) follow this guide:
Diabetes is every day. And for this year’s Diabetes Month, I’ll be working to remind people that we still need awareness, research, and funding towards a better quality of life and, eventually, our cure.
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