I have a diabetes voice and I’m not afraid to use it - we all know that!
And you all have a diabetes voice, and it’s my hope that you use it for yourself and others.
But right now I wish my diabetes had a voice - Like an audible one that spoke fluent English in a diabetes dialect, so it could tell me what the heck’s going on!
OK, here’s the thing, I haven’t been running high, but I haven’t been running low these past few days either. Instead, I’ve been in the mid 160s & 170s since Monday. I feel fine, but it’s annoying none the less.
I just want my normal numbers back.
I wish diabetes could just tell me straight up what’s going on. And in my head, I imagine that our conversation would go something like this:
Diabetes: Yo Kel, I think there’s a good chance your sinuses are acting up again - Or your catching a summer cold. Something's going on - Have you seen your numbers lately!
Me: Yeah, I figured as much. And of course I’ve seen my numbers! It’s not like you give me any choice about being a human pincushion. Seriously, do you think I just fell of the Diabetes Turnip Truck yesterday?
Diabetes: So why not up the temporary basal rate already?
Me: OK, first of all, I was seriously considering upping my temporary basal rate, but I thought maybe you were just being bitchy, which is why I waited.
Diabetes: No, this has nothing to do with my bitchiness. And need I remind you that she who lives in a glass Bitch House should not be throwing stones. Catch my drift?
Me: Dually noted - But let's face it, you flipped my Diabetes BitchSwitch when you went ape shit on my Islet of Langerhans back in the third grade. But thanks for communicating re: elevated blood sugars linked to a cold/ sinus iss- ue. My ears are starting to hurt - I think it’s my sinuses. I’m upping my temporary basal rate for the next 24 hours and taking it from there.
Diabetes: That sounds like a plan.
Me: Now about you going all medieval on my Islets of Langerhans back in the day...........