I’m starting to notice a pattern developing over the last couple of years. While I wouldn’t change a single thing about Diabetes Blog Week because it is probably my favorite week of the year, I come away from it needing a bit of a break. I find I’m ready to put the focus on other areas of my life that get neglected while I’m working on DBlogWeek. I take a bit of a social media hiatus and instead give some attention to my house, my cat, my husband, the beautiful weather . . . . .
I guess I’m okay with that. We all need a little break once in a while. What I’m not okay with is the fact that this year, the break has seeped into diabetes management a bit. I haven’t worn a sensor in over a week. Every day I have great intentions of inserting a fresh one and every night I go to bed sensorless - and happy about it. There was the evening I realized I hadn’t tested my blood sugar since my fasting finger stick, and had just guessed at any carbs I ate and randomly bolused. If I feel low, I treat - without confirming first on my meter.
The one thing I’m happy about is that when I do test and I’m high, I don’t get upset - I just correct and move on. I guess it’s easier for me to take the emotion out when my focus is on things other than diabetes. But I think it’s time to come back from my break. I’ve written this post, so I’ve ended the social media hiatus. Maybe this afternoon I’ll finally put a sensor in. I’ll definitely test before I eat my lunch. But the emotions when diabetes doesn’t exactly go as planned? Maybe I’ll try to keep them on their break indefinitely . . . .