There are many little things that diabetics have to remember in order to keep their blood sugar in check. I’m not very good at any of them, but I’m trying to get better. I’m trying to get better too. Retirement can be difficult. Everything is one step at a time and one day at a time. The last few have been much higher than they should have been. Tomorrow starts another work week. Starting this blog has helped a bit. I want to write some good news in it. My next appointment is October 5th. If I keep my sugar right until then, hopefully, I’ll come home with less than a 9. I would like to write about that. I would really like to write about having a 6 or a 7. Sure, I can see that.
That brings me to my point. It’s about time. For a diabetic, I do not feel we have the luxury of being spontaneous. Granted, being a father, doesn’t leave lots of room for it either. It still becomes really frustrating because I can’t just crash somewhere if I am too tired to drive home or if we decide that we are going to spend an extra day somewhere. For example, the last time I visited The Lawyer, we thought about staying for the night. It wouldn’t have worked. Not only did I forget my lente insulin (lente insulin is the insulin I take every twenty-four hours to regulate my blood sugar throughout the day), but I also didn’t bring enough insulin for dinner. Which dinner? You had three or four. Then, I had desert. And lots of it. We couldn’t stay. It would have been too spontaneous. I should have brought more insulin for dinner and desert, but that doesn’t change the fact that my lente insulin was at home.