There is a cheer I remember from my cousin’s pee-wee football games over 30 years ago.
When you’re up, you’re up.
When you’re down, you’re down.
When you’re up against DIABETES
You’re upside down!
I am realizing each day this could not be more true.
After a few weeks of more and more frequent lows, we are now experiencing a high trend.
I don’t understand and I don’t like it.
I don’t like feeling out of control, or as the cheer says, upside down!
I asked a new friend recently when I would learn to accept the fact that just when it feels like things are stable, they quickly change. I would think after 6 weeks, I’d be used to that fact.
Her words were , “You won’t accept it….just hang in there….you don’t have a choice.”
As a fairly emotional person, the constant ups and downs really do a number on me.
Somehow, on some level, I need to be ok with the ups and downs, the highs and lows. I need to be able to look at number, see it as a number, treat it, and move on.
High numbers do not mean I am failing at managing his diabetes.
Low numbers do not mean I am not doing my best at controlling his diabetes.
A perfect number (whatever that is) does not mean I’ve mastered diabetes.
Blood sugar numbers are not scores or ratings. And this is not a game or competition.
This is life…and the most important number is ONE.
One day, one hour, and one blood sugar at a time.
They are just numbers.