Early in the work season I have been working with coworkers on projects around the golf course, for the past couple days I have been working alongside of the Superintendent of the course. Although the Superintendent is a close friend that was in my wedding party, he is still my boss. I put extra pressure on myself diabetes wise when I do have to work with him. He has a great understanding of the disease but I really don’t want to tell him I need a break because of my blood sugar being low. The CGM (continuous glucose monitor) on the pump and having juice with me helps tremendously. If I see that my blood sugar is at 110 and I’m about move a pallet of sod by hand, I can sneak in swigs of juice here and there to keep my blood sugar from dropping below 100. Diabetes is always on my mind at work, it’s almost like coaching; I have to be a few moves ahead so I’m not low or high well working. Will I have days where I’m low and high, of course it’s like the sun rising, it will happen. If I can limit the number of times that it does happen however I will be very happy and enjoy my job that much more.
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
- Annette Funicello