The time difference
Since being diagnosed this is the first time I’ve been outside of an hour’s time difference and I was a bit worried about the affects in the immediate term. I figured I’d just have to put up with having a high blood sugar level for a few days before things settled down. I’m here for a week so that means a couple of days where things would be messed up.
I have compounded this worry with the fact that all food in Disneyworld would be processed sugary rubbish. So keeping my blood sugars under control was, I thought, going to be a problem. However the first day of the new routine (taking my breakfast pills – 4 metphormin, 2 glicklaside – at 13:00 our time and 7.00am Florida time) led me to approach a hypo at about 11.00am Florida time.
This is sounding more like a police report, and at about 12.00pm the body was discovered by Goofy, me lud.
I suppose what I’m trying to say is that it would seem to me that I have no real idea of what I’m doing yet. It’s been just over a year of being diagnosed and I have no real idea of the impact of any of these things; eating late, eating pizza, taking my pills late, eating chocolate. It’s a bit weird and confusing.
Building on from my last blog about trying to pass this information on to others – well, if I don’t seem to get it then how will they. The good news is that I seem happier to roll with the punches then ever before. I am confident that I can handle what my diabetes throws at me. But it can get a bit worrying for the people around me.
My Mum and Dad were with me as the affects of the hypo started to show – shaky hands and a bit of sweating – although it was in the low 40s temperature wise so you couldn’t see any excess sweating. I had the chocolate bar I brought with me as an emergency and I ate it. It had melted. I felt like a weirdo desperately licking melted chocolate from the ripped wrapper in Harry Potter Land. Just one more strange day in the life of a diabetic.
I like writing these blogs – it’s like when the cast of a TV programme go abroad – like East Enders or On the Bus’s.