So in the week since my birthday and party have passed, I wish I could say I had some epiphany about life or something. However, it’s mostly the same ol’ things I always know.
And diabetes-wise? Well, let’s just say I took a quick break from my Dexcom to let my sites rest a bit, but as a result of said Dexcom, I did remember to check my blood a fair amount on my own. That’s one thing I slip up on constantly–remembering to poke my finger at the bare minimum 4 times a day. Honestly, that is the biggest change I can make for myself this year.
Tonight, I will slap that sensor back on and get back in the CGM saddle. Tomorrow, I am off to the CWD Focus on Technology conference where I will be among many beeping glucose meters, buzzing robot pancreases (pancreai?), and of course, fellow people with diabetes and their families. Best of all, I will be in the good company of a bunch of D-Bloggers. And you know what happens when we get together.
(Author’s Sarcastic Note: We eat carbs and drink alcohol! Noooo! Call the diabetes police!)
Anyway, I’m sure it will be fun, and informative, and potentially a place where I can pick up some diabetes swag? Like, a prettier skin for ye olde Dexcom? Eh, my lunches are already paid for and I get a free t-shirt. Keep an eye out for pictures, recaps, and everything else.
I have a theme song today. Just a reminder to put myself out there. Sometimes my biggest obstacle is my attitude, sometimes it’s my fears. But I feel rockstar mode coming on, and I hope it sticks around.
Here’s to a weekend of hopeful things and realizing you ARE a shining star, no matter who you are. No matter what your pancreas does or doesn’t do.