When I finished the job this morning I was talking with the mechanic and he commented that I looked good. He mentioned how I have come in before and looked totally drained. I informed him that I was in that diabetic zone today. The look I got told me I needed to go in to detail. I explained how after breakfast I will shut my pump down so no insulin will go in. I then take the machine and head to the easy side of the golf course, this side is a bit flatter and a lot less work. That way my body gets stretched out and I can monitor my blood sugar before going to the evil side. This morning I was 101 when I headed in for break at 9am. I had a small glass of orange juice, rasins, and four peanut butter crackers. I took .4 units of insulin and then head back out to conquer the evil side of the course. As I said I was in that zone, I felt great and other than a couple swigs of Powerade I did nothing to correct my blood sugar. My blood sugar was at 193 when I finshed. Iexplained all of that to the mechanic, I got a suprised look and was then asked so when you look tired are you truly tired or is your blood sugar off. I explanied that my blood sugar is porbably off and then informed him that I have come in with a blood sugar around 45 and have also been on the other end with blood sugars around 300.
I have cleaned up his response but he said " WOW that sounds like it's not fun. Impressive but I can't believe you have to do that every time you go out on that machine." Comments like that make me smile, it really isn't that bad. I'm also happy that I have given someone a little insight in to the daily battle every diabetic has to fight.