I generally use my blog for sharing stories and getting a conversation going with all of you folks about what’s going on in all of our diabetes lives. I don’t like to use my blog for crowd-sourcing, but sometimes, I just need y’all’s help.
I’m having a bit of a wedding dress debacle. I’m completely on the fence about whether I should wear my pump and CGM, only my CGM, or neither on the day of my wedding. Here’s the issue: I think the dress looks best when there’s no bumps from my pod underneath the fitted waist. Plus, there’s something to be said for not having any of my little electronic buddies there on my wedding day reminding me about having diabetes. That day is super duper NOT about diabetes.
But, I never have as good of control when I’m on Lantus/Humalog injections, and I don’t want to feel crappy on my wedding day because my BGs are all wacky. It’s already going to be stressful enough, and I don’t want to have to check my blood sugar every five minutes with a finger stick (hey bright red blood sample…accident waiting to happen much?) I’d rather just check in with my Dexcom compulsively instead. My darling husband-to-be doesn’t care either way, and my devices have been part of our….intimate life if you will for long enough that it’s not the wedding night that’s on my mind.
It’s really about this: do I want the dress to look perfect and fit the way I want it to and be free from my diabetes reminders on that day? Or, do I want to have the peace of mind that my BGs will be smoother and easily adjusted with the push of a few buttons? I don’t know.
Folks, what’s your vote? I’m at a split decision here!