The league usually tees off between 4pm and 5pm which gives me just enough time to run to Subway once I leave work, eat the car and then go out and golf. I would make minor insulin adjustments for my dinner and for a majority of the summer my blood sugars were in range. As always I would make sure that I had my meter with me so that I could test if I started to play bad, even with my blood sugar in range this happens sometimes.
Last night my partner and I had a very intense playoff match with two very good friends of ours. Unfortunately I had to stay at work a little later than normal which did not allow me to run to Subway for my dinner. My blood sugar was in range as I left work but I had no idea how to cover for a cliff bar and a Gatorade. I would make sure to test every three holes so that I knew where my blood sugar was, after three holes I was one over par and feeling good. Then my blood sugar would fall just below my target range, that is when my golf game went south as well. I would quickly get my blood sugar back in range and as soon as I did my focus and normal golf game returned.
What I thought would be a relaxing Monday night all summer turned into a diabetes management course for twelve weeks and I love that. If I'm not learning about myself and my diabetes each and everyday then something is wrong. That is what makes diabetes such a great disease, it will keep you on your toes and teach you a lot about yourself!!