How I’m feeling
Over the past few weeks, diabetes has been putting some unusual thoughts in my mind. I have been…
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…feeling justified, when the kinked sensor wire confirmed that I made the right choice in yanking it:
…feeling victorious, when a quick response to a CGM’s “Predicted Low” alert prevented off a subsequent “Low”.
…feeling curious about the story of the person who left the pizza box labeled “Gluten Free” in the office fridge for a week:
…feeling wasteful, after burning 25 glucose tablets over one weekend while attempting to assemble a backyard ice-skating rink:
…feeling addicted, when replacing a CGM sensor in a public restroom was more enticing than going without one.
…feeling photogenic, when my blood glucose result was suitable for commercials:
…feeling motivated to get my A1C down to the next lower whole-number after a friend boasted a similar accomplishment
…feeling appreciated, when given the opportunity to guest-post on the Loop Blog
…feeling empowered, because a fortune cookie with 21st Century diabetes-sense told me so
…feeling forgetful when an unexpected sensor glucose of 49 to reminds me that I had Threshold Suspend turned off:
…feeling confident enough to publicly display the battle scars from a disobedient infusion site:
…feeling joy at finally mastering a 65-carb, 8.1 unit dual-wave lunchtime bolus … even if just once. ever:
…feeling negligent over my attention towards this blog and this community:
…feeling burned-out, not over diabetes, but over social media in general. But if that means I spend more face-time (not FaceTime®) with my family, I suppose that’s a good thing.