We need to have control over all of our food intake. And medication. And exercise. And blood sugars. And life. And and and.
So on Monday, a holiday, I set out to take my dog for a nice run, after reducing my basal and eating a nice lunch. (Check, check and check)
My blood sugar was 8.3- Perfect before cardio. (check)
As I took my last step off my front steps, I hit the walkway the wrong way.
I face plant on my gravel driveway with a bag of garbage in one hand, that was on its way to the bins, and my dogs leash in the other hand.
I lay for a second, peel the rocks out of my lip and hands....and I feel the all too familiar pain.
It starts to radiate up my leg.
The nausea starts to sweep upward and roll waves over me.
I immediately got up, and hurried the dog inside, I had a matter of minutes before the adrenaline wore off.
I methodically gathered everything important- laptop, blood sugar kit, phone. Threw it all in my living space.
I iced my ankle. The stupid left ankle.
The swelling begins and my right knee starts to drip blood.
I reset my pump basal and check my blood sugar- 16.4. So it begins.
I watch some Netflix.
It's been two days of this. Fighting swelling, fighting high sugars due to stress on the body. My favourite carb free food? Pickles.
What do pickles do? Cause swelling and water retention.
Damn you ankle. Damn you pickles.