Forgetting About My T1d

I know everyone looks at this blog to read about diabetes, but this time I am getting a little bit more personal.

I was in Myrtle Beach this past week with my boyfriend, his sister and her boyfriend. My goal over the vacation was to read this book called Islands and Insulin. I was able to read the first couple chapters, and I could certainly relate! But kept getting distracted and didn’t read as much as I had hoped to.

Why was I so distracted? Well, while walking down the beach, after posing for a photo, my boyfriend dropped down on one knee, grabbed my hand, looked up at me, and asked me to marry him! And I said YES!

My biggest distraction had been this new engagement ring on my finger. No matter what I was doing, I haven’t been able to stop gazing down at it. My boyfriend (my type 3) is no longer my boyfriend! He’s become my fiance, and I couldn’t be a happier gal.

I have a fiance now. Everyone keeps congratulating me, asking to see my ring. Diabetes seems to have gone on the back burner in my own mind. Those little pricks on my fingers and the attached insulin pump have been the only reminder that I do still live a life filled with diabetes.

I haven’t noticed my blood sugar levels change because of this grand news, but I have noticed that I have been forgetting to check my sugars as much as I usually do. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I was on vacation, maybe it’s because I was not on my normal routine, but either way, I’ve been distracted.

Now that I’ve come back to reality, now that I am back at work, things are not back to normal. I have a fiance now. Everyone keeps congratulating me, asking to see my hand. Diabetes seems to have gone on the back burner in my own mind. Those little pricks on my fingers and the attached insulin pump have been the only reminder that I do still live a life filled with diabetes.

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