For the past year or so Leanne has been asking me to invite her to follow my blood sugars via Dexcom share. I may get some backlash from people but I have been very hesitant to let her in to my blood sugar world. I tell her my blood sugar when she asks or sees me testing but I don't want her to have twenty four seven access. Just typing that seems wrong but I have my reasons for feeling that way. I'm not the biggest fan of people worrying about me, I feel that I have my blood sugars under control, my A1C is very respectable so why should Leanne know about the battle I have day in and day out with my blood sugars.
Then I got to thinking about how I would feel if it was Leanne out for runs and bike rides for hours on end. She doesn't have diabetes and I would worry like crazy. She just wants to know that I'm safe while out running in the woods. She could look at her phone and see that my blood sugar is in range and feel ok. What if my blood sugar is low though, what happens then, do I get a phone call or does she sit and worry. The truth is I do go below my set range more than I should and I don't want her to worry. I have been able to recover from each and every low with no problems. What about that one time though, I don't want to think about that. It is very real that I could go low while on a trail run and no one would find me until it is to late. That is scary and I don't like the thought of that.
With all of that said I have let Leanne into my world. The email has been sent and she will be following me on Dexcom. Happy anniversary, it has been a crazy seven years and we're still learning. At the end of the day Leanne following my blood sugars means that I need to have better control of my blood sugars and if I can do that Leanne and I will be having our anniversary for many years to come!!