I joined in on the big blue test day. I’m an avid cyclist - a roadie. And it would have been cool if my little story showed a starting BG level of say…140. And then a little spin down a bike path for 14 minutes, and voila’ I’m at 120. My video could have autumn leaves of gold falling in a gentle breeze.
Well - that’s just not reality. And my day demonstrated what diabetes is really like; ups and downs and a fight all the way.
My World Diabetes Day:
4:00 AM. Wake at regular time. BG @ 156. @#$%&. Skip bolus because I’ll be on the bike shortly.
6:00 AM. Check weather. 50-50 chance it will stay dry. BG 145.
7:00 AM. Snowing heavily. @#$%&. Begin layering clothes. BG 148.
7:30 AM. Eat 45 grams carb. Reduce basal to 75%.
8:00 AM. Begin bike ride. Still snowing. BG 188.
9:00 AM. Break for BG check after 1000’ ascent. BG 268. @#$%&.
11:00 AM. Stop at summit. BG down to 133. Yay! Still snowing. Been inside the clouds for 15 miles, 1000’ ascent.
12:00 PM. Slam down 30 grams carb. Bomb down 2000’ descent. Face stings from snow pellets.
12:30 PM. Stop to call wife, make discovery. Blackberry keys stop working during prolonged cold.
1:00 PM. Make new acquaintance at supermarket, use their phone to call wife.
2:00 PM. Hot shower. BG flat all afternoon/evening about 95.
10:00 PM. Waken by CGM with BG @ 47. Slam down Smarties, cereal bar.
10:30 PM. Snooze like a baby, dream of crazy mountain descents.
And I’d do it all over again in an instant. Don’t let a high get you down.