As I prepared to write this morning I originally planned on writing about how the Dexcom was great and would take the gold in the diabetes event. For almost a month the Dexcom has been amazing, the picture to the left shows how great it has been. Last night I had a basketball game as you can see from the spike around 5pm, the Dexcom did a great job of alerting me of my blood sugar rising and that it was above my 150 limit. I would love to be sitting in the crowd to hear what people say as I pull the Dexcom out of my pocket in the waning minutes of a very close game. With a minute left in a tie game, I should be focused on the game not looking at my Dexcom, the weird thing is that I have learned how to make a quick mental diabetes note while the game is going on. Last night I saw that I was at 170 with a minute left in the game, in two seconds I told myself be sure to test when the game ends and to make sure I eat something because the arrow was pointing down. I then got right back in to the game, calling a timeout and settling the team down for a chance at a last second shot to tie the game and take it in to overtime.
I ending up having better success with my blood sugar than the last second play. Without my diabetes four-man bobsled team I wouldn't have been able to be at my best diabetes wise. Each member of the team played a vital part in managing my diabetes last night and everyday that I live. My blood sugars have were in range most of the day because of exercise and having a healthy diet. Then the fourth member of the team insulin took control and got my blood sugar back in range after an adrenaline spike. Diabetes is a very strong team that doesn't always work great together but when the team comes together it can't be beaten.