I feel like I have my Type 1 Diabetes out of control. I feel like I have pretty good blood sugars, on average, and not too many highs or lows. But the thing about diabetes is that even if you do everything perfectly- Test 7x a day, Eat only low GI foods and carefully measure every ounce of carbohydrates, carefully monitor exactly how you’re feeling, eat the same thing at the same time every day, and more- you’re never REALLY in control.
Today I had my 2nd track meet- or I was supposed to. I’m not going to go into the exact details of what I ate and when and what I did, but let’s just say that I did EVERYTHING I was supposed to do and my blood sugar ended up being 455 right before my run.
For those of you who don’t speak diabetes, that’s bad. That’s really really high. Scary high. I had to have my mom pick me up and now I’m drinking lots of water and trying to calm down, praying the insulin will work soon and I can get back down to a normal number.
I had really big plans for today. Today was supposed to be my first mile race. I was going to break 7:00 today. That was my goal. But diabetes won.
But today is just one day. This was just one meet. There will be other meets. I will race other races.
I’m thankful I was close and my mom could come get me. I’m thankful I have an understanding coach and supportive teammates.
I will let go of my angriness about today. I will figure out how to fix this for next time.
I refuse to let this stand in my way.
Aren’t these track ribbons cute? Hustle & Heart Us Apart is our motto.
I still have an awesome weekend ahead of me. I think I’m watching Frozen tonight, and tomorrow I’m prepping for the leadership retreat. I leave Wednesday!!
Are you doing anything exciting this weekend?