6
Nov

Diabetes Awareness Month photo prompt #6: relationship

The relationship I have with my diabetes is a strange one.

 

Up until very recently I didn't always notice it. It wasn't a priority for me.  I don't really want to comment here on the way I managed my diabetes for the first 19ish years, but I will talk about how it's been over the past few months.

 

Lately? Since making a lower a1c, better numbers after meals, closer carb ratios, etc all priorities? It's a rare hour when I don't think about my diabetes in some capacity.  Usually (probably 85% of the time) when I think about diabetes, I'm just thinking of what my sugars are. I'm wondering what that number is... and with fingerstick testing, I either wonder or I check - no second option*.  The rest of the diabetes-related-thoughts are usually about food or about whether I need to make insulin/food changes based on my plans for the immediate future.

...yesterday was not a good day though. Yesterday, I went a little low (3.8...so not too low) and tried to have a sip of juice to fix it, since my next meal wouldn't be for a while. I got distracted and chugged back a bunch of juice (that's what I get for trying to drink only 1/3 of a juice box :S), which threw everything out of whack for the rest of the morning. A little mistake, but one that I paid for over an entire morning... so I don't have any nice things to say about my relationship with my diabetes today.

He took me cave exploring for my birthday this summer :)

me & Boyfriend

 

This relationship though? This one is awesome. This is my favourite relationship <3. I could talk about this one any day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* This is one of the things I am looking forward to with a cgm: the ability to check in on bg levels without actually...checking.

 

 

 

 

Photo prompts for the rest of the month are on Kerri's Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day blog post!

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