On Monday I will begin a new job that will be a lot less physically demanding and a lot better for my blood sugar management. The first couple of weeks will present a challenge as I will almost certainly be tweaking my basal rates. I'm excited to begin a new chapter of my life and I'm very excited to have a job that will keep my blood sugars in range a majority of the time.
The one questioned I have been asked a lot as I have changed professions is "You started a new job to keep your blood sugars in range but you still run marathons and bike century races, how is that easier or different than your old job?" The truth is that a four hour bike ride or run is really a eight hour ride or run. My activities are planned ahead of time making it a little easier to keep my blood sugar in range, two hours before a ride I'm setting up a temp basal that will work while I'm on the bike. Once the ride ends and two hours after I take my insulin and have a snack to replace lost nutrients. With a set schedule when it comes to riding or running blood sugar management is a lot easier for me. Monday begins a new chapter of my life and I'm excited to see what the future will bring.