Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rant Alert

I'll warn you up front. I'm in a mood to rant. Complain. Stomp my feet. Throw a tantrum that rivals the tantrums of my children. Yes, I'm cranky!


Because I have diabetes.

Because it's Superbowl Sunday.

Because this day centers around.... FOOD!

Not just any type of food. Carb-filled food. Chips. Dips. Munchies of all kinds filled with carbs.

How is a diet/exercised controlled Type 2 supposed to cope?

It's not easy. My glucose levels went higher than I'd like. I was able to stay under 200, but barely.

This isn't just a matter of feeling fidgety, slightly sick to my stomach, and thirsty. I know that high blood sugar can lead to complication. Keeping my glucose levels under control keeps me off diabetes-related medications and insulin.

Yes, at times like today I almost wish I was on insulin. Almost. It would be nice to be able to bolus for food days like today. Yes, I know that being on insulin has a lot of other issues, but this is my rant and that's how I feel right now.

Tomorrow is another day. It's a lot easier for me to keep control when I'm at work. I can only eat what I bring in my lunchbox, unless I go to the vending machine but I need money for that and it's downstairs and across the building. I also have an amazing coworker who has a child with Type 1. Unknowingly she keeps me in line.

Guess it's time to put away the rest of the snacks, drink some water, and get ready for tomorrow.

Disclaimer: This blog post was written while cranky with high blood sugar levels under 200. Any typos or ramblings are not the fault of the author. She chooses to blame it all on diabetes!


  1. I feel your rant. I ate the ribs and wings and crudites and deviled eggs while my friends munched on chips with dip and brownies and homemade cinnamon rolls. That doesn't bother me. What bothers me is going into any grocery store and being overwhelmed because 95% of everything sold there is a processed carb. I need a green grocer who only sells meats, dairy, nuts, fruits and vegetables. That would be so welcomed.

  2. Tomorrow is another day..beating yourself up is self defeating..wish I could take my own advice...

  3. Parties are my downfall - even w/ insulin!

  4. Blame it all on diabetes today. Tomorrow you'll be okay. :D Mood swings I guess...