Have you ever had one of those days when your time from eating to what you ate to bathroom breaks was controlled by someone else or a group? You don’t want to make a big deal of your Diabetes. In fact, most of the time you might wish people forgot about it. Well, I had one of those days today.
A family theme park trip was on the agenda. First time in many years I have been a guest at a theme park, but family time is worth it, right? So, to insure a successful Diabetes day, I took a few minutes in the morning to make sure I had my basic meds and a couple of snacks with me and ready to go for the day. A bit of planning – oh, like about one minute – can prevent catastrophe. I also made sure I had breakfast – cannot forget that first meal – and took my morning meds. So, I was as ready as I possibly could be for a day out with others.
I made sure I ate my snacks about when I was supposed to, which made it so much easier to resist all of those great sugar laden snacks around me. I still follow a clock for eating (even have written about the importance of eating) meaning that I try to eat a little often. But, okay, I will admit there was one sweet little thing…
Have you ever had a Holiday Beignet at one of the Disney Parks? Soft, warm, sugary and oh so good. But…and it’s a big but, not a Diabetic’s friend at all. Okay, I will admit to having a small bite of one, but knocked off as much sugar as I could. That caused my eldest son to say, “You’d think someone had Diabetes around here.” Which caused me to start laughing and laughing and almost choked on the piece of beignet.
But, I digress. The point is that you have to prepare for these days. A little planning, preparation and smart eating will make the day go well for you. The alternative is either to have so many sugar laden ‘treats’ that your blood sugar goes through the roof or paramedics are called because you allow your blood sugar to get too low.
I had my snacks. Even had that piece of beignet. Had a wonderful dinner with my family. And, when I got home and tested two hours and 10 minutes after starting dinner, I had a very low number – 83. Of course, all that walking didn’t hurt, either.
So, you see, it does work.
As always, thank you for reading.