The Small World of Type 1 Diabetes

Typically, when I get an unknown call on my cell phone, especially if it’s from out-of-state, I don’t pick it up.  But today, since I’m out of town, and have put out calls to some realtors that I desperately want a call back from, I picked up one of those “random” calls. And I guess, as they say, nothing is random or coincidental at all.

It was a person from GoDaddy just calling to make sure I was happy with the service they provide for this blog.  (I am.) As it turns out, the guy who called me, Jason, told me he is a T1 also!  He’s within a year of my age, and he also has had diabetes since his early 20s.

After he told me that, and I realized we had all that in common, I asked him if he also uses Dexcom’s CGM.  He doesn’t.  But he said he had been reading about it and thinking about it.  Anyone who has visited this blog before probably can tell, without diving in too deep- I’m a big fan of Dexcom and know that I have tighter control now than ever thanks in large part to the information it provides.

I let Jason know that, yep- so far so good with the GoDaddy hosting stuff… but way, way more importantly, I loved having an unexpected connection today with a fellow Type 1 person.

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A Good Night

My night time blood sugars don’t always look like this, but when they do, it means I’ve slept well.

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my Dexcom graph from last night. which i just might frame!

Last night, I was somehow able to go to sleep with my blood sugar right at around 100 and yet, it didn’t drop too low and demand a snack.  I would love to know the secret formula to recreate this every single night!

Just as a side note, you can see on my Dexcom graph how my bs popped up from around 70 mg/dL to 100 around 9am.  That was caused from just getting up and at ’em.  No food. Ok, actually 2 cashews, which is not that carb heavy.  I usually eat a couple of nuts because for some reason, I prefer to drink water after eating a couple of nuts. And I know it’s important to hydrate first thing in the morning after sleeping all night.  I have read that you snore and breathe out a lot of water while sleeping.  Sounds gross, but it’s just a human thing. Everyone does it.  I’m not drooling in some out-of-control way anymore than the next guy.

Although I do drink water first thing in the morning, I skip “breakfast”.  But I don’t think of it as skipping breakfast… I just delay when I break my fast until around lunchtime.  It’s also known as intermittent fasting. And it’s been working really well for me since I started doing it about 6 months ago. But I’ll save that blog post for next time!

Like I said, my over night blood sugar graph doesn’t always look like this.  But when it does, I have to show somebody. So thank you for indulging me!