I have noticed some things recently. There are a few types of “supporters” out there. And most are annoying. And while they mean well…they don’t realize that they are hurtful/annoying.
The Food Police.
My husbands uncle is this. And what makes it worse…is that he is a diabetic as well. He constantly scrutinizes what I put in my mouth. OMG did I just eat that cookie!!! He will hound me and make snide little “jokes” about what sugar I am eating while he eats handfuls and handfuls of chips and tater tots, and bread, and macaroni and cheese…etc. I don’t think he knows what the heck he’s doing. He doesn’t own a GL monitor, and NEVER tests his sugar levels. Nope…he just takes a pill. But he knows EVVVVERY thing there is to know about diabetes. He often makes me cry about stupid ■■■■ like a single cookie. My foster mom is an FP (food police) also. It seems like most supporters are FP’s. And it’s frustrating. I really do appreciate the support, I DO. It’s just…one cookie isn’t going to kill me. I think that some people fail to realize that you can cover a cookie with insulin. LOL. It’s not good to eat 25 cookies…but 1 isn’t going to hurt.
The GL police.
My husband. He will stand over my shoulder and wait for that stupid little number to pop up on the screen. It’s horrible…and embarrassing. And I hate it when someone asks me what my GL is. It’s not your business. And don’t get on my case when it’s high. I’m trying. OK? And people need to realize that sickness, stress, menstrual cycles, etc will raise GL’s. It’s just highly embarrassing.
But don’t get me wrong. I love my husband, and he has gotten ALOT better. He has finally gotten comfortable enough to give me a shot if something is wrong. He has lately backed off with my GL’s. And he has learned to remind me to take my insulins without annoying me. I’m really not a negative person, I just use this as kind of a way to vent. I need to write here more when I’m in a good mood. LOL.
But lately I’ve been doing really well with my GL’s. This morning was the FIRST morning (since being a diabetic) that I woke up with a normal fasting GL. 93. sweet. I’ve learned that I need around 16 units of Lantus to get levels like that. But I was really shaky and ate 4 little fudge cookies and a mini bag of cheetos. LOL. So I’m doing well. I’ve found out that I do better when I eat more small meals a day, rather than 3 large meals. When I eat 3 large meals my levels are wonky and it’s just annoying.
But it’s time for me to wash the dye out of my hair…