It’s been a long time since I have seen a “HI” on my glucometer. Yesterday killed the streak, twice.
After church I just felt like going for a drive. None of the family had anything going on so I figured this was a good opportunity to have lunch somewhere different.
75 degree weather with blue skies worked as a tractor beam pulling us towards the beach. We ended up at a little Irish Pub and had some of the best fish and chips I have ever had. I even, for the very first time in my life, tried the whole vinegar thing and WOW I was missing out! So yummy!
After lunch we walked around the pier and checked out some of the shops. It was a lot of fun. Of course walking around seeing people snacking on Ice cream and churros made me want a treat too. We headed over to a little shop making funnel cakes and I ordered one. I know I shouldn’t have indulged but it was a special outing and I thought what the heck.
A few minutes after deciding I was done with the funnel cake I realized I felt really awful. Like sugar drunk awful. I pulled my insulin pump out of my pocket and realized I never bolused for lunch. Or the funnel cake!
WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH ME?!
I checked my bg and it said HI on the meter which as you probably know means my bg is over 600!
I bolused enough insulin to fill a shot glass and drank a gallon of water. After a short while I started to feel better.
Fast forward to that evening.
We were finished with dinner and getting ready to watch the season finale of Downton Abbey.
My daughter made Scones and served Tea to enjoy during the show. We are huge fans.
After enjoying my share of scones and a cup of Earl Grey I started to feel funky again. Pulled out the pump and sure enough, I forgot to bolus for dinner and the scones! AGAIN!
"HI," said the meter to the ninja.
Ugh, I am not sure what is going on with this whole, forgetting to bolus thing but I need to figure out a way to remember. I know my pump has a reminder alarm but I get so immune to that stuff that I forget and just shut the darn thing off.
Does this ever happen to you? I know we have a lot to remember but bolusing is not something I ever used to forget.