The life of this diabetic has been crazy busy over the last few days. This new work schedule is finely starting to feel normal, and I must admit, I actually like the schedule. Let’s take a look at how my new day goes:
7:00 a.m. – Alarm goes off
7:15 a.m. – I actually wake up
7:15 a.m. – test blood sugar
7:20 a.m. – coffee, breakfast, shower
8:00 a.m. – hitting the road for my commute
8:45 a.m. – get to work and test sugar again to see how breakfast was holding up
11:00 a.m. – test sugar to see if correction was good
12:30 p.m. – test sugar because it is lunch time soon
2:30 p.m. – test sugar to see how good my bolus was
5:30 p.m. – test sugar once more because I am getting ready to leave at 6 to drive home
7:00 p.m. get home from work and go for a quick walk
7:30 p.m. – get home from walk, start to cook, eat and cleanup dinner
9:00 p.m. log into blog, check out comments, attempt to respond to twitter comments
10:00 p.m. – check sugar
12:30 a.m – laying in bed trying to fall asleep to start the same thing over the next day.
There is not one time throughout the day that I hate that busy schedule. I absolutely love it. Living a schedule like this with type 1 diabetes or any disease in that matter can start to wear on your health if you are not taking care of yourself properly. I try to force myself to test my blood sugar during these times because I know that I will forget to do it. I set the alarm on my pump now, I have never used that alarm before in my life. I think it might annoy my co-workers, but nobody has said anything yet. They are all usually listening to music anyway, so I don’t think they even notice.
Tonight I am going to be up later because I have a lot of other things to take care of, lots and lots of e-mails I haven’t responded to in almost 3-4 days. So if you e-mailed me, sorry I will get to it tonight, promise.
Time for that energy drink.
Have a great Friday tomorrow everybody.