Diabetes

You’re Not Alone

Yesterday was one of those “I wish I didn’t have diabetes” kind of days.

You won’t hear that kind of mindset from me often, but yesterday I had enough.

I had a full day planned: 6 hours of class, a presentation, an important meeting, a workout, and a night scheduled to studying for an exam today.
But my diabetes had other plans.

I woke up ?around 255. I did a correction and waited. My sugars kept creeping up, despite me giving myself multiple corrections. A couple hours later I spiked into the 400s.

I was physically in class, but I wasn’t mentally there. I couldn’t focus, I couldn’t logically think, and my head felt as if it was about to pop. After many hours of diabetic misery, I had to call it quits.

I left school feeling frustrated and upset. I never want my diabetes interrupting my day, but it’s a humbling feeling knowing I’m not always in control.

When I got home I focused on solely taking care of myself. I changed my site, did another correction, drank some water, and laid down for a nap. When I woke up a couple hours later, my numbers ?and I could use my brain again?

When you have these kinds of days, it’s important to take a step back and just breathe. Your health comes first. Without you & your health, nothing else matters.

I kept telling myself, “tomorrow is going to be a new day”. I was truly livin’ on insulin & happy thoughts ? thank you @thetrendydiabetic for the positive thoughts?

As I woke up at 108 today, I realized how much my attitude & mental clarity changed. It’s amazing how a good number can make you feel- it’s the difference between night & day.

To all my dia-warriors out there, you’re stronger than you give yourself credit for. I wish I could give each of you a huge hug and tell you it’s going to be okay but for now, let’s finish this week off strong!? .

 

Have you ever had those “I wish I didn’t have diabetes” kind of days?

Please know you’re never alone ?

 

The inspirational sticker is by the wonderful, The Trendy Diabetic. Check her out!

https://thetrendydiabetic.com/