Well, this past weekend was a blast from the past. I haven't stayed up until the wee hours of the morning in a very long time. I had jokingly said to my friends, after we met up in a bar to watch a band - "let's go and continue the party at your place until 3:00 a.m.". They looked at me abit odd and went along with it.
One of my friends, Richard and his finance Suzanne were visiting Montreal from Vancouver, B.C. Richard just before going on holidays was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He had alot of questions for me - which I hopefully answered as best as I could. The main thing I told him was, get his weight down, eat healthy, exercise, check his blood sugars daily and hopefully he'll avoid the type of diabetes I have - where he'll be hooked on insulin for the remainder of his life.
So, of course, we got the munchies later. Out came the chips, etc. and I started to show them the carb count on the package of the "healthy" corn chips full of "fibre". A ploy I told them just to make you feel less guilty of what you are ramming into your bodies. We then decided, all of us, to test our blood sugars. Never in my life have I done this with a bunch of friends. It was such a blast! Of course, they were all in good ranges for non diabetics - phew. I was actually getting low at the time - due to giving a wee bit too much insulin earlier (hate snacking - it throws me off). So, they all panicked with getting cake out, and other foods for me. Once again, teacher mode took over in me, despite my low blood sugar while I explained the difference between how certain foods entered your body to control your low blood sugar faster. Of course, I had my Dex4's with me - and took a few of those to bring my BG's up.
All I can say is, luckily no one had sore fingers after that night/morning - as we tested quite a few times - the vampire Edward was out that night (yes - Twilight along with Blood Ties came into the conversation - vampires are the "in thing" at the moment).
Anyway, the party continued onto the next day, and if I could only have video recorded my friend Sylvie with her impersonation of Edward (see prevous blog - you'll understand why I mentioned his name) - as he wonders how my blood sugars are doing - she just cracked me up!!! It was a wonderful way to end a great weekend with friends that can laugh along with me and my life as a legal drug user!
NB: We didn't get to noddy nod land until 4:00 a.m. We were Born To Be Wild!!!!