Saturday, May 15, 2010

Drawing the D-Wild Card


This is the fifth installment of Diabetes Blog Week, as envisioned by Karen at Bitter-Sweet Diabetes. Our regularly assigned topic today is to offer some snapshots of this chronic condition in our lives. However, in that I've stopped my D-365 Project on Flickr thanks to the free account limitations and my non-desire to purchase the larger account size, I'm tapped and somewhat burnt out on the D-Photo train of thought. So, I opt to take advantage of the Wild Card option available in just this kind of topic-blocked moment. I offer one photo before jumping into the Wild Card Topic, which also goes to the heart of simply trying to have what one might consider a BG Nirvana Moment(s)...


With that, the topic is: Blood Sugar Nirvana or Moronic Moment. Blog about the time you ate a meal that tends to spike you to the moon, but your perfectly calculated and timed bolus kept your blood sugar happy. Or tell us about that time your brain had a little diabetes-blip and you did something you think is “stupid”. (Because chances are, we’ve done it too!!) Go ahead, brag about your triumph or commiserate about your d-blooper.

As fitting the mood set by the photo above, Diabetes is a Balancing Act. Rarely do I achieve what I've set out to achieve as far as having a consistent day of great BGs. When High, chances are I didn't intend to be High. When Low, the same is often true. Sure, I do achieve those BG Nirvana moments but they usually aren't calculated measures on my part. They come out of nowhere, sometimes caused just by the changing of the wind or the sun's movement in the sky. Recently, I had a day that didn't see any test above 160 - this was success for me. Sure, there was a Low that day that I was aware of and caught, but it wasn't anything bad and this was an acceptable part of the day. Of course, it's nothing I could re-create and there's nothing special that happened that day. Just another day of Living with the D... Tough to predict, this diabetes is.

Ok. I'm going to go all Yoda now on the DOC: "There is no try. Only Do, there is."

So there. Go out. And do achieve BG Nirvana Moments. Good luck in getting there.

3 comments:

meanderings said...

The Balancing Act - Great photo!

thisiscaleb said...

I've always loved that picture. It tells the story all by itself.

Cherise said...

I love the picture you used:) balancing act it is