- You are allowed to yell at your blood glucose meter. You can do this when you think it's wrong, when you don't like what it's telling you, or when it's Tuesday. This is especially appropriate when that jerk tries to be all friendly and chipper, with a greeting like "HI".
- Calories consumed while overtreating a Holy Crap! Low do not count.
- If your hand is shaking so badly due to hypoglycemia that you can’t hold a mirror still, maybe it’s a good day to skip mascara.
- Shutting down an annoying and inaccurate CGM receiver is totally legit. I mean, that little guy probably needed a nap anyway.
- When you are at your endocrinologist's office, you need to have them celebrate your accomplishments with you. A1C under 7? High five. Under 6.5? Exploding fist bump. Under 6? Free puppy!
- When you hit 300 mg/dL, cursing is not only allowed, but encouraged. I’m pretty sure it helps flush out ketones, too.
Monday, October 18, 2010
One of my friends on Twitter, Sarah, was having a rough morning, BG-wise and ketones-wise. I sent her some reassurance, and the whole situation got me thinking that we need some ground rules on what to do when diabetes is being naughty. We need to know what is allowed, and what is encouraged. I came up with a few Diabetes Rules... That I Just Made Up. Please feel free to add your own in the comments section. :)