I am a very ‘all or nothing’ type person. When I have my mind focussed on something, I want to do it perfectly and if there is a bump in the road my first instinct is to say ‘screw this then’, and go completely the other way! Now, as you will all know very well, diabetes is not an exact science by any stretch of the imagination and this therefore means plenty of unexpected bumps (read MOUNTAINS) in the road are thrown at us, quite like the image above. A normal day, low carb dinner the night before, usual activity levels, seriously, nothing out of the ordinary and BOOM, wake up with a rapidly climbing blood sugar of 16.2….BUT WHYYYYY?!
On this occasion I was obviously having a mentally strong day as I tackled it head on with a correction dose and a nice brisk walk to work in the sunshine. Sure enough, within a couple of hours I was back in range and able to go about my day as usual – Jenni 1, Diabetes 0.
Sometimes I do feel that the only way to gain ‘perfect’ control is to in fact just survive on water and be constantly exercising – obviously no way to live so NOT AN OPTION! It is hard to move on from something like the above and not let it get you down but talking to someone about it, ranting, writing it down and reminding yourself that diabetes is an unpredictable little scamp are all mechanisms I use to move onwards and upwards.