So I’m sitting here at 6:00 pm PST, after getting approximately 10 hours of sleep during the entire weekend, reading through everyone’s “check in” posts… and realize that I haven’t written my own. Problem is… my check in will most likely be tomorrow because that seems to be when I get the most traffic. But – if you were waiting for a post to do so, this would be it, kids.
What the hell am I talking about? This is unofficially D-Blog Check In Day. A day where my following can say “what’s up??! I’m still reading what you write.” And therefore, I write more. Yay? (YAY!) Okay.
Here, I’ll even allow anonymous comments for a day, pending you aren’t trying to improve my SEO or sell me something funky.
Now – originally what I was going to share today was another tale from the dance lessons vs. the CGM files. I know I’m supposed to set a temp basal for my lessons. I get it. But – when I’m hanging out in the 140 range before a lesson that you don’t think will be that intense, why bother? I was wrong on both counts and dropped to 47 mg/dl in 45 minutes. But before that, my CGM alarmed that I was falling slowing to 74. Since I was having accuracy issues with this sensor, I just assumed it was wrong. And I told my instructor that it was wrong… and then somehow proceeded to mentally take an entire lunch order from another instructor. But first, I should check before I operate a vehicle.
I wasn’t safe to drive. My instructor didn’t get her lunch. Sad times.
I treated and rested before my next lesson. (Yeah… I had two… on 5 hours of sleep.) Set a smaller temp basal because I found leftover cake in the fridge from Friday. (That I didn’t get to enjoy then…) Figured I was okay.
CGM started alarming again.
My instructor, being musically inclined, decided to make up lyrics to my CGM hypo alarm and sing them to me. “This Is Jen’s Song,” set to Medtronic’s downward sad scale of doom.
Consequently, the BGs were running quite low all day today. At least twice, I sang the song in my head.
At least someone finds it funny…
25 thoughts on “#Dblogcheck – Or “This Is Jen’s Song””
First off, you crazy girl! 10 hours of sleep over a weekend, that’s it, I’d die. No one would want to be around me, including myself. But good for you for going for it. I totally feel ya on the being too low to drive. I hate it when that happens. It’s one of the only times it really make me feel like it’s some kind of disability, which I don’t consider it to be, but dang those times suck!
I just felt bad that I couldn’t get this poor girl lunch!
The most dangerous thing about a CGM is losing faith in it. But putting lyrics to it is just brilliant.
My instructor is pretty damn brilliant. I like having him around.
:o) I now have “Your Song” in my head.
could be much worse! #notanawfulearworm
Grr, those times when you just can’t get a sugar up are awful. Always seemed to get them during yoga, not so zen.
No bueno indeed. 😦
Ugh, lows while trying to dance suck!!! But yes, I sing along to my Medtronic alarms too. Either “you are too low” or “you are too high”. My husband even sings along on occasion!
Worst part is that I don’t even feel them… which is horrible. I just attributed the lack of energy to my sleep schedule.
Hugs to you, Jen – I always enjoy reading your blog, sleep-deprived or not!! 🙂
5 hours of sleep in one weekend? I’d go crazy! Hope you’re doing good now 🙂
Technically, I got 10 hours… but it was 5 hours each night (Friday/Saturday). I’m staying home tonight and crashing early to catch up. 🙂
Now I have a version of “Your Song” in my head, but it’s a CGM singing instead of Elton John (or Ewan McGregor).
Oh man. I can’t even… Whoa.
I wish we could change the alarms on the CGMs. Every time mine alerts low I want to bust out into song “Pour some sugar on me” by Def Leopard or worse yet “Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro?…” or even the Limbo song: “Every limbo boy and girl. All around the limbo world. Gonna do the limbo rock. All around the limbo clock…Limbo lower now. Limbo lower now. How low can you go?” ROFLMAO Earworm 🙂 The Limbo song is catching and makes me smile so it helps me from freaking out when I go low. :p
My husband would be highly amused if my pump woke him up with some Def Leopard.
I don’t use a CGM, but now I want to go to the karaoke and put Your Song on.
Quick get that copywright submission in so you can start banking royalties! Then you can get some sleep… Sorry about the lows, but glad to read your blog.
I’ll have to let my instructor know that he’s inspired an online sing along. 😛
When lows delay/cancel a drive, especially when other people are affected, is when diabetes drives me the most nuts!
I think I have that song, we’ll just call it the low-song, stuck in my head now…