Have you ever been sitting next to a fresh batch of Krispy Kremes and asked yourself “How will the sugar glaze and dough of a Krispy Kreme doughnut effect my blood sugar levels?” OF COURSE NOT! You’re asking yourself “How soon can I get this box in my belly?!?”
I’m not going to lie, now that it is the day before leaving, things are getting real. My parents cry every time they look at me, people are telling me they are going to miss me. It’s like the moment when you’re about to jump out of an airplane. No going back, no sure if you’ll land, but boy does it give you a rush of energy.
Self-Control & Humility
Although traveling is all about experiencing and going all-out, it’s a good idea to keep yourself in check. When you’re standing in line at the airport and you begin to feel low. Check Yourself! Don’t stand there like a dummy thinking, “Maybe I’m just tired from the trip, I don’t need to pull my glucose meter out right now in this busy airport”. Yes you do! I am just as guilty of doing this as any other diabetic, but we really need to remember to have humility and self control. For all of you out there who are too good to show that you’re diabetic in public, I wrote this one-line poem for you
Better to be humbled with a meter, than humiliated with a seizure x_x
When you’re on vacation, it’s easy to let yourself go and lose track of time. But losing track of your blood sugar is a completely different story. You may find yourself in a situation where you are asked to go out to a pub with some new friends that you just met at the Hostel. Sounds like fun, but Just remember that alcohol can do some really crazy things to your readings (and inhibitions). So instead of drinking at the bar and having to wake up all throughout the night when you get to your dorm with glucose readings that resemble lotto numbers better than they do blood sugars. Do yourself a kindness and refrain from the drinks. Have self-control. You will thank yourself later if you take care of yourself now.
Just remember: Self control = BG Control = A Good Time!