Kate is the only person to ever follow me on the app. However this weekend my mother may get a free trial this weekend. For years I have been hesitant about inviting my mother to follow me. My mothers love comes with a lot of worry, as does any mothers. That is why I have been so scared to invite her to follow my blood sugars. I know my mother, she would or will stay up until 3am making sure my blood sugars are ok. If the alarm sounds I will take years off her life, especially if it was while I'm asleep. She knows Kate has and will take care of me and that helps her sleep a little better every night but what about when I'm alone at a race? If that alarm sounds and she knows I'm out on a trail what will that do to her? I don't know and she will not know either.
I'm letting my mother follow my blood sugars because I'm confident that I will be in range while racing. When it comes to racing I have never felt better. Yes the race will kick my ass but I come in to the race stronger than I have ever been. I know when I need to eat and know what to do when it comes to insulin. I might not win the race but I will win the diabetes management award. For seven hours my mother will be watching my blood sugars, I can't let her down.