o the day started out like any other Tuesday. Woke up at 7:30, tested my blood sugar, I was 201. Of course, I bolused to correct, ate a little bit for breakfast, bolused before I ate, got ready, put on my sun glasses, and drove us to school. Since it was early, we were able to get a good parking spot today, because any other day
an hour laterthe parking garage is packed. Yoga Class was great, I love the relaxation part at the end! We picked up our backpacks, and left the room.
Before leaving, I figured I better test my blood sugar before going all the way to the Student Union, especially after yoga class, since that kind of exercise - compared to say, a Kick-boxing class - brings my Blood Sugars down much faster.
….I frantically searched my purse. No sign of my little madress plaid tester case.
There was no sight of anything resembling my blood glucose tester, not even the bright green zipper tab of the case.
Oh, this is not good……
Jackie and I quickly walked to our car again, hoping to find another tester there. We always leave a back-up in the car, for these “just in case moments.” It was in there! I was so happy. I took the tester in it’s boring black zippered case, and stuck it in my purse. On the way to the Student Union, I attempted to test. I put the little strip into the side of the tester, and nothing. Absolutely nothing came on the screen, there was no code showing up, there wasn’t even the little graphic with the blinking strip. Uh-oh…..
I called home. Maybe someone saw it on the counter. My mom asked if I had extra batteries, but I don’t normally keep 3 volt batteries in the bottom of my purse, unless we travel, then it’s in my diabetic bag. Any way, I still didn’t have a working tester and I knew my blood sugar was going low.
About twenty minutes later, someone brought my tester over. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :)
I came back over to where Jackie and I were sitting, and tested. It worked. My Freestyle Flash tester worked, even the little light on the strip went on. This is good! Until now…..
I was 59. Jackie could tell it wasn’t a normal blood sugar by the look on my face. She said, “Mollie, do need some juice? I have some…” And she smiled. I drank some of the cranberry juice and had my jelly sandwich I brought.
Over the next 2 hours, my blood sugars went all the way up to 222 and even after bolusing, it was 299 a little while ago. I’m all for concentrating in class, but oh man, nothing was making sense today.
How could I forget my other half?
I can’t believe I left my tester on my night stand, I always take it with me.
But I’m really glad me and my tester are back together! :]