The great thing about traveling for a week and ultimately missing out on nearly two weeks of gym sessions is your diabetes can’t wait to share the impact. I can’t remember the last time I had to acknowledge a low alarm on my Dexcom. I also can’t remember the last time I didn’t have to wake up multiple times in the middle of the night to acknowledge a high alarm. I know part of this upward shift is my miserable diet, which is entirely my own doing. I just wish the reminders of my lethargy weren’t so frequent. I just want to relax for a little bit longer.
I suppose that’s the great thing about all of this: the choices I’m making are directly and immediately affecting my diabetes management. By skipping too many gym sessions, I’m not burning off excess calories and carbs normally handled by my workouts. By opting for meals with a less healthy balance, I’ve seen a noticeable increase in Humalog usage, even if my Dexcom display refuses show numbers lower than 150 mg/dL.
We all talk about wanting to take a break, in whatever form that may be, from our diabetes every now and then. The daily burden and grind is impossibly intense. I just wish I didn’t have to deal with this in-your-face reminders that I’ve gotten too lazy.
Sorry to cut this short. I’ve got to go give myself another correction injection before I get on with the rest of my day.
I really need to get back on track.