This afternoon I had my first minor low as practice began, my blood sugar was at 71. I would have rather been at 50, a blood sugar of 71 feels like I'm at 30. I get very angry and tired, that is the last thing I want when at practice or during a game. As practice began I ran in to the locker room and grabbed a regular soda that I had saved in my locker just in case. As I ran back to the court, I was amazed that one of my athletes from last year asked if I was ok when he saw me with a soda. I said I was a tad loopy (loopy-aka I'm low) but would be back to normal in a minute, I'm shocked but impressed that the athletes remember what I told them over a year ago. I always tell my teams that if they see me with a soda to watch me and make sure that I'm ok.
A half hour later I tested quickly to make sure that my blood sugar was back to where it should be, as I tried to walk back to the court to prepare for the next drill the head coach and three athletes were around me. All of them wanted to know what I had just done and what my blood sugar reading was. After a brief explanation I got the "Wow, you have to do that everyday comment" I responded with "It is a lot like basketball, you have to work to get better, if you don't do the little things you won't get better" I then got the head nod that says I kinda get it but I want to know more. Coaches often say that they have teams that are like family, today I found out that I have a great basketball family.