Mom life is not always glamorous. Most days I stay in my PJs all day, until it’s time to put new ones on. The washing machine and dishwasher are constantly on, and the days go by in a hazy, sleep-deprived blur. I’ve been covered in multiple bodily fluids; of more varieties than I care to mention. The days are not easy, and the nights are even harder, but man, its all worth it. 💗
World Diabetes Day update...
It's the end of the day. I'm tired. Tired of having to think about all of these other things plus everyday life. So when I say I'm tired, just because I haven't done anything that day, behind the scenes my brain has been working hard.
Sugar levels should ideally be between 5-9 (for me). My insulin to carb ratios vary throughout the day. Sometimes it's 1 unit for 15g carbs, other times it's for 12 or 10g.
I need to have a good knowledge of what foods have what carbs in. I need to know which foods have an effect on sugars straight away, and which take up ton3 hours later. No point in giving insulin immediately for pizza or pasta, as I haven't processed the food, the insulin would be working on nothing, and therefore send me hypo. But then I need to remember later to give the insulin.
I need to think about testing before I have a bath or shower. Insulin is delivered into the body. When you get hot, these cells raise to the surface of the skin to cool us down, if I had just had insulin then it would be absorbed faster and possibly cause a hypo.
I need to test before I drive to make sure I am safe, and therefore safe for other road users.
I need to adjust my insulin when I go shopping. Shopping is like exercise so can cause a drop in sugar levels.
Cleaning is like exercise as well (that's why I don't do it, for health reasons 😂)
Don't get me started about what stress or illness can do either.
There's more, but as I said I'm tired.
But I'm OK with all of this. If you see me eating cake, that's allowed, as long as I give appropriate insulin