April 7th, 2009 by Chris S
Ahhhh…what a relaxing weekend it was. Friday night there was a Panthers game, and we lost, which that sucked but no big deal. Saturday morning my girlfriend and I went down to Ft. Lauderdale to spend the whole day at the beach and pool.
We had a voucher for a free night in a hotel so we decided to just use it to get away for the night and relax from the hectic schedules we have been living. I brought about 4-5 infusion sets with me just in case. I started to sweat so much at the beach on Saturday that I could feel my infusion set falling out. I tested and I was about 110 and I knew I wouldn’t be more than an hour or so longer at the beach without going to the room, so I decided to just take the site out.
Well we decided to go to the pool after that and relax and read a little bit, but my blood sugar did not go crazy at all. Once I finally went back to the room and tested again it was 185. So I put another site in and it was off to Hooters to watch the Michigan St. game.
Now, I’m going to speak briefly about how great that game was before I talk about last night’s game. Even though last night was a near massacre, it still feels good to have a team go to the National Championship when nobody thought that they could do it. I had all the confidence in the world in them (that’s what happens when you watch every single one of their games), so I knew how well they could play.
After getting home from all that beach and fun on Sunday, it was time for another Panthers game, a big game in fact against the Penguins from that other sports city in Pennsylvania (I’m originally from Philly, so that’s why I mention it like that). My blood sugar went a little low during the game, mainly because I wanted to body check the kid behind me! It was great watching their best player, Sid the Kid (Sidney Crosby) get beat up by one of our players. Tonight is another huge game against the Philadelphia Flyers, yes the team I liked when I was a little kid, but I grew out of hockey for about 10 years, that’s how I became a Panthers fan.
Well, about diabetes…. I received my script for my next A1C test, so I will have to schedule that sometime soon.
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March 19th, 2009 by Chris S
I went to the driving range this weekend, and it was the first time that my pump gave me a problem when I went. It was pretty hot out, so I was sweating, so one time I ripped into one with my driver and my pump fell out of my pocket and pulled my infusion set right out. But I only had a quarter of bucket of balls left, so I kept on hitting. As soon as I got back to my car, I tested and my sugar was about 150, so I knew I was good until I got home. Once I got home, I took a shower, replaced the infusion set, tested again and was 185, not too bad. I ate lunch and tested 2 hours later, and I was back down to about 120-ish. I played a round of golf one time where I disconnected everytime I walked up to the tee and to the ball, and it was just really annoying, so I just trained myself to play with the pump on.
My other blood sugar scare was later that night however. I went to the Florida Panthers game, and when I got there I felt really thirsty so tested my sugar and I was about 375, how the hell did this happen I haven’t ate anything for like 4 hours. I was starving and had to eat something, so I didn’t know what to do. So I took 25 units of insulin (the max bolus on my pump) and then as soon as that one was done, I took anothe 25. I know it’s not the best solution, but I didn’t have anymore pens, so I had to do something! Tested after the first period, down to 250, tested after the second period, down to 110, tested after the game before we got on the Turnpike, dropping to about 75, so I ate some Skittles for the 20 minute ride home.
Later that night we went out to a local hangout, Hurricane’s in Delray, and my sugars were fine, but I started to feel a little low again, so luckily my amazing girlfriend had some Skittles handy in her purse. Her purse fits my little meter and skittles perfectly!
Saturday was a pretty eventful blood sugar day!
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October 30th, 2008 by Chris S
This past Saturday was our local ADA walk. It was down where the Panthers play their home games, and they just so happened to have a home game on Saturday too. So I was faced with a dilemna, do I stay down there from 11 a.m. until 7 when the game starts and go over the Sawgrass Mall. Or do I go home and then come back down for the game? Or, do I just not go to the game at all?
The Panthers were having an open practice so I went in and watched it for a while. As I was leaving I stopped at a table to pick up a schedule and a sales rep came over and gave me free tickets 9 rows behind the glass, so I couldn’t beat that. We stopped over at the Sawgrass and decided we needed to go home and take a nap. So that was the decision, drive home and then drive right back down. After a fantastic game and talking with the sales rep, I received an early birthday present, season tickets to the Panthers!
Now, relating this all to my diabetes. If I hadn’t of had diabetes, I would not have been at the walk, so I wouldn’t have gone to the open practice, nor received the free tickets. If I didn’t receive the free tickets, I wouldn’t have met the sales rep, who would not have sold me season tickets, so I would have never became a season ticket holder. So, thanks to my diabetes, I now get my name engraved into a seat at the Bank Atlantic Center.
Isn’t diabetes great!
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