Saturday, 12 March 2011

Diabetes Brain

A lot of my friends and family are realising that there's a lot more to diabetes than just watching what you eat, testing blood sugar and injecting. Although it's an invisible illness, it affects me 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will do for the rest of my life.

There are lots of things to take into consideration throughout the day and these factors are always changing.. just to keep me on my toes. Here are just a few:

Testing my blood sugar - have I caught it going up or coming down?
Food maths - hmm.. now does that look enough for 2 units or 3?
Higher readings - am I coming down with something or did I not inject enough or could it be dawn phenomenon?
Drinks - now is this diet like I asked?
Neuropathy - is the rare tingling in my arms/feet neuropathy or just normal pins & needles?
Eye twitching - is this just a sign of stress or is it D related?
Feeling hot/cold - signs of a hypo or just the weather?
Unplanned exercise - will I need a jelly baby or two? or will it drop me in range?
Illness - someone over there has a cold... am I going to get it and be off sick for another 2 weeks?

Sometimes I say that even the wind changing can affect my sugar levels xD

What goes through your Diabetes Brain 24/7?



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Anonymous said...

I'm not sure there's enough space in this text box to begin to describe what goes through my head throughout the day in terms of D-management :p

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