My friends and I had planned a road trip to a quilt store for yesterday, and I had been looking forward to it. I decided to change my infusion set the day before so (hopefully) I would have no problems. I also packed my bag with the usual supplies. I remembered that I had put an extra vial of strips in my usual tote bag a few days ago.
But when I left, I did not take this tote bag!
So, the four of us are driving, we’re hours from my house, and I feel like crap, so of course I want to test my blood. NO strips! I feel so stupid, that I wait until we get to the shop, and quietly ask Carol if I can borrow her meter - "of course, honey"
and the result? 267. my hearts pounding, and I’m itchy, and all the nausea and crap. bolus, bolus.
an hour later, when we go to lunch I start to feel better. I change the thing when I got home.
so it’s another day when the diabetes monster tries to spoil my fun. My new CDE says I think about my diabetes too much, and that I test my blood too often. How can I NOT?
I’m so blessed to have friends, though. Especially friends with diabetes!