Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Turning Back the Clock

I turned back all my clocks this weekend including my dvd player, my alarm,my stereo and my watch. I even struggled with the clock in my new car, since I am too stubborn to read the manual. I thought I had all my ducks in a row, until I tested this morning at my bedside.

Early in the morning, I awake with sleepy eyes before my alarm sounded. Still dark, I rolled over and grabbed my test kit. I tested, and was feeling very pleased with my number of 99, until I focused on the number indicating the time. A wave of panic overtook me as I feared I had overslept, and this was obviously the reason I had heard no alarm.

I sprint to the shower, and literally beat my quickest time of 10 minutes. I dress, brush my teeth, put on my contacts and finally brush my soaking wet hair. Quickly, I grab my makeup (to be applied on the way to work) and my dog to let her outside. As I enter the den, my contacts focus my eyes on the DVD player. I was not late. I was early, and was just dressed in time to hear my alarm go off upstairs.

Silly, silly me. I had not even thought about changing the times on my meters. Honestly, I didn't realize I was paying any attention to the number corresponding to the time. Just another way diabetes rears it's ugly head. I wonder if anyone else has had this happen.


Bernard said...

I remembered to change the time on my meter, pump, and continuous glucose monitor. But I've been doing this a long time, so I've gotten used to it.

And I agree this is another way that diabetes impacts you, I even blogged about it.

And don't forget that if you're traveling to a different time zone, you've also got to do the same thing!

Mandy said...

So many things to keep up with these days, it makes me glad I'm not on a pump or CGMS (although I think they are GREAT TOOLS!)

Thanks for the tip on traveling! I haven't had the chance to do any since D-day.