Handling a whole weekend without diabetes test strips
Posted Jun 13 2009 12:20am
I can say that I love testing my sugars !! I test it four times a day and then record each data into my site FightType2.com.
Last weekend I finished my strips and asked for a refill, but the pharmacy needed to call my doctor who did not respond in time, so I found myself without any test strips for a whole weekend. I was nervous as hell. I know that if I am not testing then I am not watching what I am consuming. I survived, but did learn some things about myself. Here is a summary - - If I am not testing, my diet restrictions get relaxed. This is a spiraling relaxation, i.e. it keeps relaxing more and more as days go by. - My mind keeps reminding me to exercise. But not watching the sugars means that I am more willing to make excuses to not exercise to myself. - No strips, less control, does not mean less stress. Each night before going to sleep, I would always stress on whether I am doing good. - I missed testing my fasting sugars the most. In my head I want this number to be the most in control. Why, I do not know.
I got my strips in yesterday, finally. Checked my sugar after lunch, I was at 131.