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April 23, 2014
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When it's just that easy....

Sometimes, like once in every eight or nine hundred days, diabetes life is actually easy. Don't believe me?

Take yesterday, for example. I woke up at 100 mg/dl after a pretty hard work out the night before. I hadn't woken up at 3 am miserably low. I hadn't had bad dreams about zombie apocalypse wherein I lose my bag of supplies in the first five minutes and know I'm doomed. Just woke up at 100 mg/dl after a restful night sleep.

Then I had some breakfast, an egg white omelet, a banana, some peanut butter. I counted up my carbs and voila! Instead of coming out to needing some fifth of a unit or sixth of a unit or whatever, I needed precisely one unit of insulin. When I gave the pen/shot, none of that one unit leaked out of me, causing me angst over whether I got the whole dose. Two hours post meal, 121 mg/dl. Awesome.

The day at work was reasonable challenging but not overly stressful and I had a salad and some fruit and chicken for lunch. Again, the dose came to a nice round unit number and I gave it with no leaking problems. And two hours after lunch found myself at 118 mg/dl. This couldn't actually be happening, could it?

I was so busy through the afternoon and the early evening, there was no time to even think about where my bloodsugar was at. But I remained so clear headed and sunny, I figured things were pretty balanced in there.

I had a nice dinner too, bacon eggs and potato salad and a little cup of ice cream. Pre-dinner 128 mg/dl, not quite a nice even dose, but post dinner and pre-workout I was 158 mg/dl (which is actually perfect for starting a light practice with some girls for a variety show we're participating in). Then it was off to the gym, I had crested a little higher, at 189 mg/dl and though I was worried about bottoming, it was late in the evening (after 9:00) and I knew that my long-acting dose from the previous day was waning. I got in a nice two mile run, push ups, bench presses, plank holds, and sit ups... And finished the workout at 89 mg/dl.

Went home and gave my evening insulin right on time. Easy day...

Then. This morning. 231 mg/dl. Well, I guess I can't win em all.

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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