Treating diabetes on a special occasion.

By Flustrated Latest Reply 2011-05-11 13:18:21 -0500
Started 2011-05-06 14:12:51 -0500

How would you monitor and treat yourself on a special occasion that takes up most of your day away from home. This could be a vacation or some special doing were you don't have the comforts of home. I don't want to drop so low and not be prepared for it. The highs don't seem to concern me that much. Do you just give yourself a low dose so it will stay at a higher number or go for a dose that you have to be carefull with going low. Hiding and checking glocose sometimes is hard giving shots at a table full of people might scare people when you pull out a roll of skin to inject. I never gave a shot in thigh and I am wondering if picking up you skirt is better. Sorry for these stupit questions. This is the only place I know that will help me with my silly questions that are important to me.

7 replies

edvel54 2011-05-11 13:18:21 -0500 Report

I was carry glucose tablets and a snack with me. I have check my BS and taken shots at the table, but I prefer going into the restroom or a mother's nursing room to take a shot.

Harlen 2011-05-06 22:00:55 -0500 Report

Pace your self and cover for the carbs
Thats why it's a good thing to know how to count carbs
Best wishes

jayabee52 2011-05-06 15:14:31 -0500 Report

Well Jan, I think you know that the only "silly" or "stupid" question here on DC is a SINCERE question which is NOT asked!

If it is only dropping low about which you are concerned, just have either glucose tabs available or one of those little squeeze tubes of cake icing (or maybe 2) on your person somewhere. (red or blue icing colors are not recommended because the red can look like blood - and the blue looks like low oxygen intake)

I can't speak for anyone except myself, of course: If I didn't have to worry about driving, I would inject myself with my usual dose. If I AM driving then I either lower my dose or eat more to keep my BG#s just a bit high, like about 13o or so. On a long drive (more than 5 or 6 hrs) I usually end up with higher BG#s because I'm snacking along the way, or it's the stress of such a long drive.

Flustrated 2011-05-07 16:14:51 -0500 Report

My problem is I feel safer when my count is higher. The A1C is what gives me a problem that I am trying to bring down. I have a temporary meter and either it is a higher reading meter than I had before and now I'm all goofed up and have a Endo. Dr. appt. the 25th of this month. I really don't know how the heck I should feel. Sound like you do alot of traveling and you know how to take care of yourself. Thank you for your input

jayabee52 2011-05-07 23:38:08 -0500 Report

I haven't travelled a lot (at least not like a travelling salesman would) but when courting "Jem" it was 500+ mi between us and I would travel there to be with her at least every 2 mos until I finally moved there. Then I wasn't finished with my financials in Las Vegas, so at least another 2 round trips. So I got used to long road trips. So I guess I do know how to take care of myself.

Don't change meters unless you have to. IMO it really doesn't matter if your meter is absolutely accurate. What you and your endo are looking for are trends in your BG#s. If the trend is down, you're going the right way. If the trend is up, you need to change something — either your eating/drinking habits, or your medications. So look for overall trends. Pick a meter and stay with it if you can. If your endo wants you using a different meter then note that in your log and stick withTHAT meter s/he recommends.

Glorious mom's day to you!


Flustrated 2011-05-08 10:42:59 -0500 Report

Thank you so much. The day is about to begin. I'm trying to keep myself in the right range.My life is not normal, I'm sure everyone is in the same boat. We are diabetic and our partner may not be. Everyone tries to do there best. Medicare does only so much and you have to try to see what happens. Now I have to decide which meter I really like. Got to go join 5 kids in a happy occasion and be careful. God be with you.