T1D & FOOD
November 28, 2014
The diamonds, the maseratis, the lavish banquets and the stress free attitude…. I wish!
This is definitely not the high life that a type 1 diabetic talks about.
We talk about the way we feel sluggish, extremely drowsy, unmotivated and wait for that
drop to happen.
There are so many questions that cannot be answered about the 'high life' that we speak of.
There are so many factors that contribute to it so next time someone leans over to a
have a sneaky look at your blood glucose level don’t let them give you grief about a
Yes, it might be because you haven’t given yourself enough insulin or you have eaten too
much, but it isn’t that simple. It could be because you’re stressed, you are excited, you’re
sick, the weather or even just a reason unbeknown to you!
Today I woke with the ‘unknown” high.
My sugar levels when I went to bed were 7.5 (*fist pump) and then I wake up at 15!
What could I have possibly done during my sleep… I sleep walked to the fridge? This
‘unknown’ high is the most frustrating high; You wake with eyelids that feel like sandpaper
and a head feeling like you have been hit by a bus! It doesn’t just effect your morning but it
impacts the rest of your day.
I spend the whole day testing myself for what seems like a 100 times, changing my pump
set and even taking an injection.
I just accept I’m living the high life today!
The only thing that gets me through days like this is the wise words of Alicia Keys ‘What
goes around comes around? What goes up must come down?