|Blood sugar from yesterday morning! |
Good way to start the day!
Insulin is great, insulin is a life saver, however if you are mindlessly pressing buttons or giving injections without knowing where you are at, insulin is being wasted. Sometimes I feel this way, like I am abusing my insulin, by quickly giving myself two units if I 'feel' like I need it instead of taking the time to check my blood sugar and really see what I am working with. Even though I strongly believe that diabetics mentally can tell what their blood sugar is most of the time and can predict if they need that extra shot for good luck etc. I know that it is KEY and IMPORTANT to check your blood sugar before giving insulin or adjusting basal rates, suspending your pump etc.
Beyond that, it is also important to check your blood sugar when you're going for a drive or a run etc. This is what I need to improve on, checking before these important events that can dramatically effect blood sugars, or the opposite: blood sugars can dramatically effect these activities. It seems like a pretty easy task, but it actually is time consuming and irritating; however, if you can push yourself to do it at least four times a day, than you're on a roll!
So, this is what I am going to work towards, I have learned that if I leave my meter laying around, in a visible location - I am more likely to test my blood sugar, as it stares me down screaming, use me, use me. I have learned to smile at good blood sugars, and challenge myself to try and stay below certain numbers, but at the same time not get angry when they are higher than normal.
The important part of it all is for me to constantly remind myself that I am lucky to have the technology and supplies that I do. So very lucky....NOW USE THEM!