Sunday, 31 July 2011

Is It Just Me?

As some of you already know I went abroad in May and suffered with stubborn high blood sugars for 95% of the trip, numerous corrections, leaving me a bit of a tired and emotional mess for a few weeks.

Before I left for my trip, the general consensus  from my DSN, Consultant, and other PWD was that hot weather reduces your BG so you need to reduce your insulin as the heat and exercise will absorb it much quicker...

At my Grandma's today we were talking about it and my Dad turned to me and said "did anyone else say that they've had a similar experience  to you whilst going on holiday?"


Sometimes it's great being unique and different from everyone else..but with something like that, another person going yeah I know exactly what you mean would have been brilliant and a bit of a relief. My parents were awesome but didn't really know what to say or how to help me =/

Have any of you suffered with this as well? Or had your D go against what everyone said making you feel like the odd one out?


Karen G said...

I think I'm the odd one out on site changes. I always read everyone saying they go high from a site change - some people even bolus a bit to cover it. But I find I almost always go low after I put in a new site. Every third day, like clockwork!! So at least we can be different together!!

Daisy said...

Definitely understand how you feel, Emma! Diabetes is so unique to each individual and there should be no guidebook on how it works or how it affects you. The most important thing is that you are able to recognise how diabetes is for you - I think medical professionals often just go with what the majority experience. I'm sure that we're probably not as odd as we think! x

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