Each time I ride my bike or go for a run my diabetes is obviously my first priority but I now know what I need to eat, drink and do insulin wise so that I can be successful. With that has come focusing mainly on being an athlete. The truth is I miss the challenge of doing something because people say I can't. Everyday I try to get better as an athlete, I have accepted being a diabetic that is an athlete with an A1C of 6.7. I want a challenge from my diabetes, I know that seems wrong to say but that is what I need.
What can I do that challenges me as a diabetic and as an athlete? The only thing I can think of is swimming. I have talked about swimming for a year or so but honestly I have been scared to do so. I can't swim and I have no idea how to manage my diabetes while swimming. I can't have my CGM or pump with me in the water. I can't take insulin before swimming because I will go low, so what do I do? What do I do, I stop being a little b&$@h and challenge myself. I'm scared but I will figure it out and I hope that I'm writing another blog like this in a year.