I was cleaning up in the guest room the other day, which doubles as our office, and noticed this funny combination on the side table:
A bridal magazine (the first I’ve ever flipped through with intention), sat quietly next to a new meter my endo had given me to try, (it’s the One Touch VerioIQ, anyone out there tried it? It’s supposed to be pretty cool) as if the odd pair belonged together.
In a way they do though, right? When I walk down the aisle next year to marry my knight in shining armor (or tuxedo, if we’re being all acurate), no matter how pretty the dress is I’ve chosen, I’m still going to have diabetes. Since we’re still over a year away from our wedding, I haven’t really thought through how I’ll handle the big day yet. I do have concerns that range from the basic “what if I get low right as we’re getting married?” down to the totally ridiculous, completely irrational fear that I’m going to test my blood sugar and somehow get blood on my wedding dress (and then I remind myself I don’t do that in my regular clothes so I’m being a little crazy).
Valid or not, I do have some diabetes-specific issues that will need to be addressed for our wedding, but I know I’m not the first bride to handle these problems. There’s no shortage of advice online about clever ways to manage diabetes on your wedding day. From bridesmaids carrying secret glucose tabs in their bouquets to custom-made pockets in wedding dresses for easy pump access, I’ve seen people with diabetes get pretty darn creative when it comes to their big day.
Now that we’re in the early stages of planning our wedding though, I’d love to know if anyone out there has any advice about diabetes logistics on their wedding day. Leave a comment or send me a message if you do!