The Cookie Monster definitely gets me from time to time. Only he’s not that friendly, googlie eyed fluff ball we all know and love. He’s a big meanie monster. No blue fluff. With a hint more of not so nice intentions with his presence. And he’s holding a plate full of cookies. Those ones I really like. Really, really like.
While I am not sure I necessarily agree with the concept of “mistake” and the use of the words “right” or “wrong” in the article below, what I do appreciate is the actionable plan that comes with it. You know, a sort of etiquette protocol for when the Cookie Monster shows up to dinner…(especially when your other dinner guest might happen to be a low blood sugar…)
The Cookie Monster. Eliot LeBow LCSW, CDE
"I took care of the reaction first.
I then went and tested my blood sugar before getting behind the wheel of a car.
I got rid of the temptation.
I compensated for the binge with extra insulin.
I didn’t beat myself up or make myself feel bad. No one is perfect, and only this one time out of hundreds did I succumb to the cookie monster.
Even though I didn’t use my reaction kit, I had it with me.
Overall, I did a good job. Remember: diabetes is hard to manage 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For every so-called mistake, there are a lot of things you do right.
Hopefully, the cookie monster won’t get you,
but if he does let’s talk about what you did right…"