Diabetes and The Unexpected
Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no sense, tossing out unexpected challenges at random. What are your best tips for being prepared when the unexpected happens? Or, take this topic another way and tell us about some good things diabetes has brought into your, or your loved one’s, life that you never could have expected?
In reality you can't expect diabetes to play by any sort of rule book. You can do everything YOU know is right and still things can and will go wrong. You can count your carbohydrates and have the correct amount of insulin and... BOOM you're either going sky high or dropping like a lead balloon. AND you don't know why. You can scream at your pump, your pen or your syringe. Scream at yourself. Scream at the moon for all that it'll do.
There will just be days where no matter what you do, nothing is right. You just have to accept the fact that there will be days like that. You learn, going on 52 years for me, that sometimes diabetes just doesn't play fair.
All I can say is, don't beat yourself when it happens. Just calm yourself down. Know that it happens to all of us. Even those of us who have been at it for probably longer than you've been alive