Today is a special day, most likely for the wrong reasons though.
I have now completed my 13th year with Diabetes which normally makes me reminisce over the years the gone by.. From the fateful day in 1998 to just last night.
For I did something for the very first time last night, which was to accidentally inject my NovoRapid at bedtime instead of Lantus. I can not recall why or how but I simply reached over for the Novorapid injected thankfully a small amount but enough to do some serious damage had I not realised what had happened!
After the “oh shit” moment, I had to make sure I remained calm and think through the process that will protect me during the night. It was late, I was tired and this was the last thing I needed to be messing about with.
I’ve not been eating well now for months and the thought of having stuff my face now to cover the insulin was making me feel sick. Didn’t feel too much better after either.
So after a consuming a vast amount of carbs, I noted what I had, the carb value and time. I knew I had to wait it out and so I gave myself a minimum of 2 hours before even contemplating bed.
Now midnight, I’m tired and the vast and rapid consumption of culinary delights such as donuts, crisps and pepsi were making its effects known throughout the body.
I was now sufficiently high to contemplate bed, assuring myself that the risk of a nighttime hypo was now at its lowest level. Although to be cautious I did alarms for 3am, 6am and 8am to check.
Remarkably I woke up at 169 (9.3) which all things considered were a great result. We will continue to see if there are any knock on effects throughout today mind!So that is how I celebrated my Diaversary! How do you celebrate yours?
On a side note today is also St George’s Day, and whilst it is mainly associated with England the day is also celebrated throughout Europe and indeed in Spain, specifically the Barcelona area where it takes on a more Valentines Day like celebration. The 23rd April is also remembered as the day that 2 of the most decorated poets had simultaneous deaths in Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare back in 1616.
What ever you do, hope you all have a super Easter!