Last night, I received an impromptu invite to see Patton Oswalt at the Kennedy Center. I thought, sure, why not? Even with the torrential downpour, who can pass up a free comedy show? (The show was great, by the way.) But as a result, I didn’t have time to eat a proper dinner. And the night that ensued with my blood sugar was tumultuous at best. See for yourself.
(Snapshots courtesy of my continuous glucose monitor readings I can view through an app on my phone)
Even though I’ve been living with Type 1 diabetes for nine years, it still takes me by surprise. Needless to say, I woke up this morning exhausted and not 100 percent functional. But now I know – never eat sugary foods on an empty stomach (unless my blood sugar is actually dropping). My body will always swipe left.
This post is part of my 30 Days With Diabetes series.