Last night, as I lugged the laundry basket up the stairs, I knew something was wrong. I felt that familiar shaky feeling. So like a good diabetic, I grabbed my meter and tested.
Hmmm, okay, 84. I figured maybe I was just tired. It has been a stressful week dealing with the car accident and the insurance company and trying to get a rental car, so I guessed I was just rung out. I started putting away the laundry, working harder than usual to focus on sock sorting. Then my CGM began to wail. So I decided to lest again, just to make sure.
Ah ha!! 44 seemed more in line with how I was feeling. But just to be sure, I tested a third time to confirm.
I know I’m not the first to blog about a meter variance like this. And unfortunately, I know I won’t be the last. But it still needs to be said, over and over and over. Our insulin and food decisions, our very lives, rely on the numbers we see on our blood glucose meters. What if I hadn’t tested again after seeing that 84? What if I simply went on the assumption that my shakiness was stress catching up with me? What if I just went to bed, not knowing that my blood sugar was really in the low 40s? I don’t want to think about what could have happened. And honestly, my meter should ensure that I don’t have to . . . .