It is crazy how competitive i can become when it comes to my diabetes. I have a game that I play with my CGM, I will try and go as long as I can without setting my pump alarm off because of a high blood sugar. My CGM range is from 70 to 154, anything below 70 or above 154 will set off the alarm. My personal record is 52 hours, this was last fall and that day ranks right up there with men landing on the moon!! (For me anyway)
Yesterday I wanted to try my best to have a perfect range day, I figured it would be fitting to try and be perfect on World Diabetes Day. As Leanne and I sat down to dinner I nervously looked at my pump and saw that it was after 6pm and that I had gone 24 hours with no alarm. I smiled and snapped a picture immediately, I do this to save the photo when my blood sugars are in the high 200s or higher. That picture is a reminder that I control my diabetes and yes I may have a bad number but sometimes I'm perfect. When I woke up this morning I immediately looked down to see what my blood sugar did while I slept, sometimes I will forget that an alarm went off at 2am. I had not gone above 154, I was still perfect. This added a new level of stress to my day, could I break the 52 hour record? All was good until just before 2pm, my pump beeped and read "projected high" I was at 142 and had the dreaded up arrow next to my blood sugar, the streak would come to an end 1:58. It was a great run, I want to thank everyone who helped make it possible, I will go back over the film and see where I could have made slight changes. (Nothing like a random sarcastic sentence)
The range game (sounds good I think) is a lot of fun for me, I encourage others to give it a shot. I will warn you that if your just the least bit competative the game will anger you. It will make you go as little crazy but it will bring something new to the table.
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