The last 24 hours have been pretty rough.
Had to change Dexcom sensors before I left for Louisville this evening. Pushing that plunger down is still the hardest part after months of wearing these things.
The day starts in the kitchen with breakfast. I have to open the silverware drawer to get utensils for eating. But before I can eat, I need to check my fasting blood sugar, take a shot of Humalog to cover the meal I’m preparing, and take a shot of Victoza. I also need to take all of my oral meds for my heart and other issues. So, having all of that stuff right there in a place where I’ll see it at the start of each day serves as a reminder and helps me start the day off right. And since I usually have a small meal before bed, I also keep my Lantus pen there as well, so I…
Another day, another meal, another bolus. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Living with diabetes means having to think ahead for every thing. Being prepared. Keeping extra supplies in the places you spend the most time. Like work. I always have extra pen needles, test strips, and glucose tabs in my desk just in case I need them.