|Walking for 1.5 hours, resulting in a 3.3 double arrow down blood sugar to treat.|
With the warmer weather comes a lot more walking. As a nanny I am fairly active with the children, but especially in the warmer months, we tend to be running around and walking a lot more. With that, comes a whole new ball game of diabetes control. When my days are fairly standard, diabetes management is a lot easier, not easy, but easier. However, when my days are unpredictable [which is most of my days] then managing my diabetes can be a complicated puzzle.
Since I have been wearing my CGM [continuous glucose monitor] I can easily see what is going on with my blood sugar, so if I am on a walk with one of the babies, I can see if I need to treat a low before it plummets to fast, I can also see if it's skyrocketing after treating a low, but all in all it is still a game of 'a little bit of this and a little bit of that and a whole lot of guessing'
I want to have the best control of my diabetes, not just for my own benefit but for others around me. I don't want to have to slow down or stop because of my diabetes and maybe that is stubborn, but at the same time, I think it's a positive (maybe not realistic) attitude to have. Everyday is totally different with diabetes and every day isn't going to be a success, but it's always worth the effort.