Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No Days Off . . . . .

UnhappyBdayI think for me, the hardest thing about diabetes is that there are no days off.  Even if you’re trying to celebrate, say, a birthday weekend.  A weekend that, for several reasons, ends up being particularly crappy can be made even more crappy by diabetes.

I woke up on Sunday another year older and with a high blood sugar that just wouldn’t quit.  If ever there would be a day I’d wish for diabetes to give me a break, it would be on my birthday.  Instead I played “why the eff can’t I get back into range” and wasn’t able to eat a thing until well after 4:00 pm.

In the end, diabetes just likes to remind me that it doesn’t care what is going on or that I'm trying to have a special day.  In the end, it sometimes just wants to remind me that I have to work a little harder.  In the end, it just wants to make it clear that it isn’t giving me a day off.  Happy Birthday?  Well, maybe next year . . . .

10 comments:

  1. Awwww, sorry d was such a pain. And on your birthday of all days. I think you need a do-over and celebrate it again!

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  2. Nope - you definitely deserve a do-over.
    Just don't let you know who (d) know about it ahead of time.

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  3. Sorry to read this, Karen. I'm also in favour of a do-over. Everyone deserves a happy birthday!

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  4. Aw sorry to hear that :( happy birthday though!

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  5. I had a birthday last week myself. It is a shame that you are so careful about your diabetes and still have so many bad days. I hope you have a better day and that next birthday will be great!
    blessings
    ~*~
    ps...I just want to say that I really admire your diligence with your diabetes and how you are willing to share what you go through with us. You are really an inspiration. :-)

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  6. Man, that stinks - so sorry your birthday was so crummy.

    I don't let myself not eat because of highs (usually). I'll wait thirty, forty-five minutes maybe, but if my BG doesn't come down, I'll just give the full meal bolus (+correction) and eat. It's not worth the stress it causes. Besides, sometimes I think the meal-bolus and carb intake is just enough to get the body to WAKE UP and start using that insulin! (And sometimes it's not...)

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  7. Karen, sorry to hear about this. It sucks that saying "I was high on my birthday" didn't have a fun ring to it.

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  8. First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Very annoying when Diabetes does not get the memo to behave on special occasions.

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  9. Sorry your birthday wasn't what you hoped for (or deserve). Wouldn't it be the greatest gift to have a D-free day on your birthday??

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  10. Happy belated b-day, rockstar. Sorry that diabetes had to budge it's way into the mix.

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