Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tractor Tires and Spiders

Last week, I met up with Scott, for a good old fashioned d-meetup. Dixie didn't come. She was  battling a sore back, and spending a couple hours on a concrete floor didn't seem therapeutic. Unhappy about it, she stayed home.

I left my house and was cruising down the highway. Suddenly, a giant tractor tire flew off the back of a truck and was hurtling towards my car. I swerved into the next lane (THANK GOODNESS there wasn’t a car in that lane at the time) and swerved back. The tire missed my car by about a foot. It went sailing down the side of the road and cars behind me dodged it as well. 

What was the first thought I had after I survived the trauma? Not, “Holy Sugar. I’m lucky that tire didn’t hit my car and kill me.” It was “Oh great. Now I’m going to be high from the adrenaline surge.”

Really. Who thinks that way?! I was nearly smashed by a flying tractor tire, and the only thought that came to mind was about my impending high blood sugar.

I shared the story with Scott, and he told me a similar one about testing his basal rates overnight, walking into the bathroom and seeing a spider, freaking out about said spider, and then knowing his basal testing was a wash because of the adrenaline rush.

Dam diabetes. It infiltrates everything. Every. Little. Thing.

We laughed. Because what else can you do?  The two of us, sitting in a restaurant, laughing because we both understood.

There was a lot of talking and a lot of laughing. Scott and I discussed the possibility of improved diabetes management if we had an I-phone with Siri. I told Scott, imagine being able to just say, “I’m eating 2 cups of white rice. How many carbs is that?”  I actually tried this with a friend’s phone. Only it was Thanksgiving, so I asked how many carbs in a cup of stuffing. The phone pulled up a whole list of carb possibilities. With that as a d-strategy, maybe Scott would be able to ditch the clipboard. :-)

Are you using Siri as part of your d-management plan? If so, please share!

Happy Holidays!

Molly and Dixie


Scott K. Johnson said...

I sure did miss Dixie, but I hope she's on the mend.

It was so great to hang out with you again. We MUST make that happen more often, and on a regular basis please.

And I'm glad you wrote about the tractor tire and Siri - and well within the deadline we talked about (I told Molly if she didn't blog about those within two weeks I had full permission to do it myself!).

The Diabetic Camper said...

way to go missing the tire!

Auntly H said...

I think you may have just given me valid reason to consider a phone upgrade: medically necessary! :)
I hope Dixie is healing fast...

Michael Hoskins said...

What a great story, of spiders and tires! Glad you avoided any tragedy (Scott too, on the spider-front) and happy to hear the D-meetup provided that oh-so-necessary time to share with a kindred soul. But I'm sorry Dixie hasn't been feeling well... Riley wishes her the best!

Minnesota Nice said...

So sorry I couldn't make it.
Glad you're okay. Now just don't go out and try to ice fish on the thin ice.
Happy New Year!