Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no sense, tossing out unexpected challenges at random. What are your best tips for being prepared when the unexpected happens? Or, take this topic another way and tell us about some good things diabetes has brought into your, or your loved one’s, life that you never could have expected? (Thank you, Heather, for inspiring this topic!)
So when I suggested this topic I had a direction in mind for my post but today's events have thrown that off course! With that in mind it seems fitting to use today's blog to talk about today.
Last night we had a plan - this morning I'd get up and go to work and daddy would get Owen ready and take him to nursery. Problem number one, Owen got up in the middle if the night wide awake and wanted to play. Eventually daddy took him downstairs but not before we'd done enough playing to lower mummy's BM. Emergency bedtime routine -check!
As daddy had been up most of the night mummy had to take Owen to nursery and Jasper too Nanna so I was already running late, as per the madness of course I forgot breakfast bolus and ended up doing it halfway to work!
Any way everyone delivered to the right locations and I was hoping the plan might slide back into place...no! BM started to slide down so I grabbed an extra bite to eat which then caused a nice spike and so the morning went on in the pattern up and down.
I hoped that lunchtime would allow me to grab some control back and so did a bm, calibrated the pump and had my dinner. All looked promising until I arrived at the exam I was invigilating and I got the dreaded double down arrow.
So now I'm sat here with a pump showing a good bm but with three, THREE, downward arrows.
So to revisit the topic Diabetes and the unexpected, what I've learnt over time is that there are some days you've got to let go and put down to the butterfly effect!