Christmas eve went very well, my blood sugars were right around 170. I was able to cook dinner and enjoy the evening with no problems. Things went so well that I was even able to enjoy a few of my mothers amazing Christmas cookies. Christmas day things did not go as smoothly, I woke up with a blood sugar of 70 and was very happy but then that mean mid morning high blood sugar monster appeared. My blood sugars would be around 240 until 3pm and it did a number on my emotions. I was so happy to be with family but at the same time I was feeling sluggish because of my blood sugars. I kept taking two units of insulin every hour and nothing worked my blood sugar would not fall. I had a very small Christmas dinner and still nothing, now I was getting pissed I wanted to be around 100 and full of energy. I had enough and took four units of insulin to try and get to 100. It wasn't until 6pm that my blood sugar began to plummet. I was starting to feel better but now my tongue felt numb, I tested and was at 63. I then had another mini dinner to fix everything, what bothered me was that I was at house with what I like to call my third family. The family is very close with Leanne and I, one of the members of this family was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes this past summer and Leanne and I have been helping them in anyway we can to understand the disease and all that comes with it. I was angry with myself because I'm supposed to be a role model for this child and I was the one that was out of control. I was sitting at the table pounding a brownie and a juice box because I was low and I shouldn't have been. I explained to my diabetes buddy what I had done wrong and told him to never over react to a high blood sugar because it catches up to you and your playing the yo yo game with your blood sugars for the next few hours.
I got my butt handed to me diabetes wise and I'm pissed about it. I believe I was over prepared and forgot about the simple things, I over thought everything diabetes wise. I got away from what worked so well, I tried to please everyone else by eating when they were scheduled to eat instead of sticking to my schedule and eating at my usual times. It did not ruin my holiday but looking back I wish I had better control of my diabetes. I'm so happy that I got to see everyone in my family and that we had fun sharing stories about years past. At the end of the day family is all that matters and I'm blessed to have such amazing people in my life. If it wasn't for family I don't know where I would be today.