Over the weekend I went to Arizona for a wedding. I had loads of fun and the wedding was great. I love Arizona it is so picturesque. Also, they live 2 hours in the past or at least that is how I think Pacific Time works, right? Note: I do not actually believe this, I know it is Specific Time, as in, Arizona is specifically 2 hours behind Chicago time-wise.
The point of this article is that when I first arrived in Arizona my blood glucose was running kind of high. I was stifled by this and even a little ticked off. I could not understand the cause of this. Then I realized it was the time change. My whole day was thrown off by 2 hours, meals and my testing time. It was then that I realized that I needed to be aware of this.
The rest of that day I ate as close to Central Time as possible until my blood glucose was reading better. Then the rest of the weekend I ate closer to “normal” times. I made sure that even though I was busy with groomsman duties to make time for my meals and I tested a little more often to keep things under control.
It was not something I considered but perhaps I should have and I will from now on when I go on a trip. I did the same on my trip back home. I made sure to eat closer to my regular meal times so when I came home it would not be a shock to the system. It was difficult lesson on the fly but I think I did pretty well all things considered. Also, it was the first time I did not drink alcohol at a wedding. It was nice being one of the few sober folks for once.
Yes, I know I am allowed to drink but I am not yet confident enough to try it. Also, I have never been much of a drinker in the first place so it is not huge concern of mine. I can live without it. My main point was that if you travel be mindful of the time change and test more often that is best way to ensure control. Also, I miss Arizona but it always great to be back in the warm arms of Chicago.