Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Diabetes Takes A Backseat

Such a fantastic weekend.

It was spent with two of my college roommates, who also happen to be two of my best friends.  We don't get to see each other as much as we would like to, so I really cherish the time I get to spend with these girls.

It was one of the girls' birthday Saturday, which was the reason for getting together.  We watched movies, got the most amazing pedicure ever, baked a birthday cake, and went out for a yummy birthday dinner.

I mostly watched this being made.  Including watching my
 friends literally throw sprinkles at the sides of the cake!

It was amazing.  The only not amazing part?  My stupid blood sugars weren't being cooperative AT ALL!  Grrr.  I think it was a combo of hormone crap and the pizza and baked goods.  I couldn't seem to get under 150.  Hovered in the upper 100s and low 200s all weekend.

But you know what?  I made the choice not to care.  I mean, I did my best to tame the bgs.  Correction boluses, temp basals, the works.  But I consciously made the decision not to let diabetes steal my joy and make me frustrated and unable to enjoy the time with my friends.

Sometimes, diabetes just needs to take a backseat.

Also, my birthday friend gave me this necklace for Christmas.  She said she wanted to get me something for Blue Fridays.  Thanks, friend! :)

Watch for this necklace next November!


  1. love your post, and love the new blog format/theme as well! D totally needs to get to the backseat sometimes. I'm right there with you. Glad you had a wonderful time with your girls. ;) LOVE the necklace--so gorgeous!

  2. That necklace is beautiful! You have good friends.

  3. Sounds like such a fun time but I am still a little annoyed you didn't take a picture with Kim!

    It might not be the most healthy perspective, but I basically give myself a pass during all holiday celebrations. I just feel too guilty otherwise!

  4. Sounds like some great friends you have there, Jess! Thanks for sharing the awesomeness from the weekend.