If you didn’t already know, today is National Employee Appreciation Day. My company decided to send the HR staff around with a plate of cookies to show the company’s appreciation.
Well, sometimes it is things like that that feel like a slap in the face to a type 1 diabetic. I really want a cookie. I really want a cookie! I took that cookie.
I told the HR lady that I would love one, but had to wait until my blood sugars went down. She said, “well, just take one. Is there anything you can do so that you can eat the cookie?” I said “yes, I need to take extra insulin.” “Well, just do that then” was her response.
Poof, insulin gets injected/bolused and my blood sugar is normal. Oh man! If only my diabetic life was that easy.
Now, I have the cookie sitting here on my desk. I am contemplating eating it, but with a blood sugar of 150 (and dropping), I know I have a wait. I gave myself the insulin. And slowly, it’s coming down.
I ate that cookie. And man did it feel good! Blood sugars are now stable at 110mg/dL and I want another one. Luckily, they are all gone and I don’t have to be a “bad” diabetic!
Thanks for the Employee Appreciation cookie.