I've posted my theory on here that because managing Type 1 Diabetes takes up so much space in our minds and our lives, that even small things that would not normally be stressful, prove to be so because there's not a lot of energy left over. I really believe that and yet I just had an experience with memory and stress that kind of upset me and want to check in with others who may have had similar experiences.
I teach Community College and have done so for nearly 10 years. Every semester we submit grades and do some other end-of-the-semester paperwork. I have a reputation of doing everything expected of me in a timely manner and even a "super-rep" for responding to e-mail lightening fast. So I'm not really worried about being "in trouble" but for a very competent person (with I admit a bit of a spacy side all my life) this is a bit disturbing and at the worst I "awfulize" that soon I will be incapable of meeting my responsibilities!
I left town for a week the day after the last day of class. I thought of posting my grades then, but usually like to leave a few days for students who make last minute pleas or for possible ungraded material they make me aware of. After that one thought of "I'll wait a few days" I completely forgot about it for 10 days until today when I got an e-mail from a student. That is shocking to me. But I had a busy week seeing family and friends, driving 5 hours each way, and, of course, trying to cope with far less than perfect blood sugars in between. I live a pretty solitary life so that was more socializing than I'm used to. So it fits my theory about "brain space"...but still! Similar experiences? Please...lol
Oh btw I also had an experience with my meter suddenly going dead...I don't think I saw a "battery low" warning. I always carry extra batteries in my case so changed them and ..nothing, so I called Animas. They suggested completely new batteries and bingo that was it. Moral of that story: Don't endlessly carry around your emergency batteries without switching them out periodically!