Before we get going, I did this during my lunch break today. Yes, I have a problem.
Glancing at my Dexcom receiver today I realized that I hadn’t received a low alarm in over 24-hours. This meant I hadn’t needed to snag an extra peppermint pattie in the past 24-hours. I hadn’t struggled with a Capri-sun straw insertion in the past 24-hours. I hadn’t carelessly overcorrected with too much food, inevitably resulting in a rapid climb above 200 mg/dL in the past 24-hours.
I think that’s a good thing.
As you can see, no lows in the past 24-hours doesn’t necessarily mean no highs, but diabetes management is a never-ending marathon, not a sprint. I’ll take what I can get and built upon my successes tomorrow.
But this got me thinking, would you rather have no lows or no highs? You can pick the time frame: one hour, one day, one week, one year. Whatever. Given the two, which is the lesser of two evils?