After being down by as many as 20 in the first half my team fought back and pulled off another tough win, I now have a lot more gray hairs. As we headed down to the locker room the scoreboard said that we had twenty-four minutes before the varsity game began. I was happy to see so much time, I could give my post game talk to the team, get the stat sheets ready for the varsity game, test my blood sugar and grab a bite to eat if I was low. As I was finishing up my talk one of the assistants came in and said that we had only seven minutes before the varsity game began. That changed things real quick, I was going off of how I felt and gave myself two units based on past games this season. As the varsity game went on I felt great, I had a bag of skittles to eat throughout the entire game when I felt low, which for some reason seemed to be happening a lot.
As we got back on the bus to head home I tested and was shocked to see that I was at 56. I quickly downed the Gatorade I had with me and started to think about how I would cover my grinder from subway which would be my late dinner. I settled on 3.1 units and enjoyed my dinner. Halfway home I felt low again, this time I would ask the kids if they had any candy. That is one benefit of being a diabetic high school coach, the kids always have some kind of candy that will fix a low. As I asked my team one of the kids offered some Fritos, I almost dropped when one of the kids said "if Noonan is asking for food he needs sugar not chips, here coach have a couple air heads" With my low good mood I hugged the kid and said "thanks, I don't care what so and so says about you, you're a good kid" (I have learned that you can't complement high school boys, you need that little joke to make what ever complement you gave acceptable.) When I finally arrived home I was at 141 and felt great, once again my team continues to surprise me, so does my blood sugar during and after basketball games. My new CGM can't come soon enough!!!