A Day in the {Diabetic} Life #1

I've seen a bunch of these posts for other bloggers, so I thought it might be fun to do one of one of my {kind of} typical work days. I've included all of my blood sugars {well, most of them} because I love to see how people handle different diabetes situations. 

6:20am- My alarm goes off. I shut it off. I'm exhausted after going to a bachelorette party this weekend, and I want the extra sleep. 

6:25am- Second alarm. I get up. I've been using my Apple watch as an additional alarm, and I like the sound options for the alarms. 

6:30am: I try to do my blood sugar in bed. STRIP FAIL. I hate wasting a good strip. 

Much better. It's even close to what my Dexcom is saying. #DIABETESWIN

I give myself 4.3 units on my Omipod. I'm trying to get better about pre-bolusing meals, especially at breakfast time. I find that if I even THINK about food, my blood sugar spikes up, but pre-bolusing has really helped with the post-breakfast spikes. 

I get dressed and head to my kitchen to make my smoothie. I typically make one and eat my breakfast on the road. 

 

This one had water, splash of almond milk, 1/4 cup frozen berries, a scoop of chocolate shakeology, spinach, a TON of cinnamon and tumeric, and ice. I had to wait until my pre-bolus kicked in to eat, but I was hungry, so I ate a leftover chicken tender. I'm trying to eat more protein to keep my fuller longer, so the chicken was a good choice. 

7:15am: I packed my bags and left for work! 

7:45: Stuck in traffic so I checked my CGM...and yay, down arrow! Time for breakfast!

Not super pretty, but very tasty! I chugged it down so that I didn't go low.

7:50am: Get to work, start my computer, reply to {a million} parent emails, work on planning...you know, teacher things. 

 

9:15am: The kids came in and we got started on the day. 

10am: My students were working on writing, so I took a moment to look at my blood sugar. The pre-bolus worked today!! Thank god. 

 

 

I also realized that my pod was going to expire that day. 40ish units would last me the rest of the day, so I knew I'd get through the work day just fine. I always carry a back-up pod though, just in case it decides it's done. 

11:30am: The kids go to recess, and I pull out my lunch. I've been trying to eat simple, but stable, foods all week, so everyday lunch has been two poached chicken tenders, steamed broccoli, and 1/4 roasted sweet potato. I also check my blood sugar before I eat, and it's a good thing I did that day, because my CGM was really off!

I ate my lunch and started working again. 

12:30pm: Time to pick up my students for the afternoon! I won't get a chance to eat a snack uninterrupted until the kids leave at 4:10pm, so I'm hoping that I stay stable today. 

 

3:50pm: I feel low so I take a peak at my watch and, yup, I'm low. I break into my bag of snacks that I brought for the end of the day to eat while kids get packed up. This pack had sesame almonds and coconut cashews from Trader Joes and 3/4 cup of rice Chex mix. It was GOOOOOD!

 

5:00pm: I decide to head home for the day, and I see this one my phone: 

Looks like the snack was too much...bummer! Time to try and stop that rise. This day was really weird because I usually go low around 3pm, so I try to have a snack then, but I went low earlier and then went way high after trying to treat with snacks. I think I need to spend some time figuring out my 2pm-3pm basal rate #ohjoy

5:45pm: Get home and we start dinner. We made the quick beef stir-fry from Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook. It's a staple in our household and this recipe was SUPER easy! We ate it with cauliflower rice from Trader Joes. 

6:30pm: We sit down to eat, so I check my blood sugar. I'm still high from earlier {sad} so I bolus and try to wait to eat dinner. 

We have been watching Narcos, so we sat down to watch that during dinner. It's the best show to binge-watch! 

I also do some work after during {during our second episode of the night}. I have to update my classroom website before back to school night later in the week. 

9:30pm: I'm still hungry, so I grab a handful of rice Chex to eat before heading to bed. If there is cereal in the house, I cannot stop eating it. I was a little low {but I don't have a picture} so I was hoping that the handful would help me from going low. 

10:00pm: After watching so.many.videos on snapchat, I decide it's time to go to bed. But not before my pump reminds me that I have to change my site. I do that quickly {only takes about 5 minutes}, and then I get ready for bed. I check my sugar (but I don't have a picture). It's ok, so I say LIGHTS OUT :) Not the best blood sugar day, but for the most part, it was ok. Progress, not perfection! 

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Do you go low at certain points of the day? Do you eat breakfast on the go?