The problem with taking something like Claritin is that if (or more likely) when it works you have to admit that your allergies are kicking in and kicking your butt.
I suppose there’s a parallel that could be drawn between how I treat my allergies and how I treat my diabetes. I often don’t acknowledge highs or lows until it’s absolutely critical that I do so. Even in this period of acceptance and relatively solid control, I can’t escape denial – even in its tiniest of forms.
While I won’t go so far as to say that I’m ignoring symptoms, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to recognizing AND treating a high or low blood glucose reading. It’s that part about taking action that sometimes gives me trouble.