Making up for lost time

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.

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