A Case of the Shakes



I learned a valuable lesson today: never leave home without your glucometer!

We woke up early this morning and took our boys off to their swimming lessons (after my usual breakfast and pill-taking routine was over), after which we went to the store to do our grocery shopping. After dragging the boys through the store for nearly two hours, the day had already started to take its toll. By the time we were through the checkout, I was starting to get shaky.

I thought it would be a good idea to check my blood sugar and run through my rule of 15, but some idiot forgot his glucometer sitting on this counter at home. I’ll give you two guesses as to who, and the first one doesn’t count.

The funny thing was that when I finally got home and checked my levels, I was at 106. Definitely not the greatest score, but it was nowhere near the <70 I briefly discussed with my diabetes educator earlier this week. It’s one of those things I’ll have to talk to them about during my class on Tuesday, whether or not I need to give myself a quick infusion of sugar when I’m feeling shaky, or do I need to ensure my blood sugar is actually at a dangerously-low level? Either way, I’m never going to forget my glucometer again. Okay, fine, never say never, but I’m going to make an even more conscious effort in the future.

Speaking of making an effort, I realized today that Halloween is going to really suck this year. The past few Halloweens it’s been the typical “you go out trick or treating and daddy will sample your candy”. You know, just in case someone tampers with it or something…

So why is Halloween candy on my mind today? Oh, you know, no reason. It’s not like I saw a gigantic aisle of it today!

Yeah, all I’m saying is stores suck. I’m thinking of becoming one of those people who gets offended by everything and starts rallying against stores to keep Halloween candy anywhere other than in a locked room where the only key is a blood glucose test.

Naw, that’s not really me. I’m more passive aggressive… I’ll just park my cart in the Halloween lane and stare down everyone who comes near the candy. This shouldn’t cause any sorts of problems at all, should it?!?

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