Monday, May 10, 2010

Diabetes Blog Week: A Day in the Life...with Diabetes

I always think of the whole "there is no spoon" thing from The Matrix, because I feel like there is no typical day with diabetes. But let me tell you about my day with diabetes so far. I will even backdate us slightly, to last evening.

It was a quiet evening at home, lounging on the futon, plotting to watch the newest episode of Doctor Who. I was downright lazy about checking my BG yesterday as well, since it wasn't exactly a lazy Sunday, but a Sunday of doing whatever I pleased. Well, lounging on the futon next to my sweetie then led to some rather, ahem, R-rated activities, the details of which I am going to spare you. Needless to say, this led to being detached from my pump

Well, I'm not sure how long I was disconnected exactly. It felt like it kept getting in the way of my fun, so I spent a fair amount of my, erm, adult time untethered. Maybe it was the overload of endorphins, but I didn't even really notice that I was feeling poorly afterward. I have been a bit under the weather since last week, and I chalked up my dry mouth to an unusual amount of mouth-breathing due to my head being congested. I watched my episode of Doctor Who. I went and got ready for bed. Checking my BG, I was met with a whopper: 402 mg/dl.

I swapped out my pump set for good measure and then did my correction bolus. I woke up this morning with my heart pounding, half-sweaty. My stomach yelled out to my brain, "FEED ME, SEYMOUR!!" Check the BG, and it's low. 84. That may not sound terribly low, but believe me, it's kind of harsh considering I went to bed so high. I managed to awkwardly propel myself from the bed down to the kitchen, where I consumed a few sips of juice and a slice of cold pizza. I pulled some clothes from the dryer while I was downstairs, then raced back upstairs because 8 minutes of my precious morning get-ready time was spent diagnosing a low and then eating. Threw on some clothes, made something out of my hair, and dotted a fair amount of concealer on my neck. Yes, my neck. I told you, things got adult.

I arrived at work feeling much better, although not entirely better. It's still work after all. Speaking of which, time to get back to working. Look for more posts this week!!


  1. Ahh, I miss adult time. :-/

    Hope the rest of your day is balanced!

  2. Tee-hee, I enjoyed your way of mentioning " things".

    Hope you're feeling better!

  3. Heheheh. You talked about "adult" stuff. Heheheh.

  4. Hehehe someone asked me on my blog what happens to the pump during "snuggle time". I had to laugh that you bring it up too :) Wishing you stable sugars today.

  5. Well, at least you had fun...!

  6. I like when Hannah gets adult.

    Oooo... That sounded wrong. To most people... :P

  7. PS... I am also in love with Dr. Who. And his companion(s), well some of them at least. Rose Tyler and Amy Pond... Niiiccceee...


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