I like to think I'm a reasonably intelligent woman or at least I seem to learn quickly. But either I'm losing IQ points since having turned 50, or I'm just an IDIOT!!!
Now, I'm almost 2 yrs into my T1 dance & as u know, I've really tried to do my research to understand my new normal, but I seriously made a HUGE misstep...TWICE!!
I'll explain... I'm trying to incorporate a daily after dinner walk in an attempt to control my post-prandial highs. Great in theory!!
Usually, when I go for a walk whenever, I check a BG and also, carry my meter & supplies and enough Smarties for at least 2 low treatments. Key word here is usually!! I didn't check my BG, nor did I carry "my kit" of usual suspects.
Luckily, my new walking pattern is after a meal & I do pretreat my insulin at least 10 mins before my meals. So, my BG was likely higher from the meal but I really had no idea. I'm VERY lucky that I didn't experience a low but I'm angry with myself for "forgetting" to do the usual precautions I normally take. It was really irresponsible!!!
Now, the reason for the capitalized IDIOT!!! Unbelievably, I DID IT AGAIN!!! And, this time I wasn't so lucky!!! I had a low that produced the "dumb" symptoms I say that I experience. I was walking w a friend, but I couldn't verbalize that I was low and without my "kit". She asked me if I was ok but all I could say was, "yah." So, we parted ways and I very shakily continued the block to my house.
I'm fine but I guess what I'm trying to say is don't do what I did, TWICE!!! Please, please, please... Take a minute before u go for ur exercise or just running out the door to do an errand & make sure u have what u need to be safe w u!!!!
We all matter!! & I'm selfish & I want u around to read my silly blog!! Thanks for that by the way!!!
Remember, CHECK!!! Don't guess!!!
And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!
Try an after meal or between courses walk on turkey day, but please bring ur stuff!! Learn from my mistakes!!! I know!!! I'm an IDIOT!!! Don't be like me!!