I was away for a good portion of the holiday weekend - spending time with family - both the two legged and four-legged variety.
It was a spontaneous road trip and I’m so glad I went for it!
I laughed until my stomach hurt and I spent a lot of time outdoors - it was just what I needed to recharge my internal batteries.
Packing for a last minute weekend trip meant bringing extra of everything… including diabetes supplies.
I need my diabetes shit and I need backup…. because you never know - and it’s my responsibility to be prepared - that’s part of being a PWD - and it’s part of being a grownup.
That means packing extra pump supplies (including batteries); meter supplies, cgm supplies, four days worth of oral meds instead of two… and of course insulin + needles, because correction injections happen.
It also means bringing my own beach cooler and ice packs, snacks (because it’s up to me to make sure I always have snacks on my person, not my host,) and a large bottle of Cran-Apple juice…. Because middle of the night lows.
Also: Sometimes I feel like having a vodka and club with lots of extra lime and a splash of juice!
Of course being a grownup house gift means bringing a hostess a gift - an amazing and truly bolus worthy fruit tart, club soda and said big old bottle of Cran-Apple juice.
I had everything I needed so I could enjoy my weekend…. And diabetes behaved most of the time.
And when it didn’t - as in first thing Monday morning (which also happened to be site/pod change day,) when I was greeted with a pre-breakfast blood sugar of 320 - I didn't get upset and I didn't make a big deal out of it - I knew the high was due to the site needing to be changed. So I got my diabetes scout mode in gear and did what I had to do.
I filled and put in a new Omnipod, did a big fat correction injection, and drank two big glasses of water before switching to my morning coffee. By the time I hopped in my car mid morning to battle holiday traffic - my bg was 170, post coffee!
Diabetes didn't disrupt or take center stage this weekend - the people I love and were thankful for, did.