As people with diabetes, our brains and our bodies NEVER get a break from diabetes.
BUT (and isn't there always a but,) there are moments in my life with diabetes that are automatic and like clockwork.
In those rare moments I do diabetes without thinking.
Like when my alarm clock (iPhone) goes off every morning.
I get up (OK, I normally hit the snooze button once and then I get up,) then I go pee.
Then I walk to the kitchen, turn on the coffee maker and while my coffee brews, and then I check my blood sugar. It’s absolutely automatic and like clockwork.
I do it without thinking because the mechanics of diabetes have become a part of me.
And I do my best to remain emotionally detached from the numbers on the screen, and do my damnedest to view the number as my current Diabetes GPS coordinate, telling me where I am and what direction I need to go.
Of course most of the time I remain anything but detached,because blood sugars can bring op all sorts of emotions and thoughts.
If my blood sugar is low, I probably already know, same goes if the numbers are heading north.
I reached out to pat or feel for my pump because it made me feel secure and safe.
Anything about your diabetes that has become automatic and like clockwork and that you do without even thinking, besides the whole crapped pancreas thing?