Going Down

by Alese

[From Erin: When I first met Alese I would often ask her to explain how certain T1D situations felt to her. Lows, highs, in range, blood sugar rising or falling quickly… Grasshopper couldn’t tell me yet how he felt. She still sends me explanations and it is really helpful to hear her perspective.]

When my blood sugar has been super high, and I’ve bolused some insulin with my OmniPod pump to bring it back down, I can feel the insulin starting to kick in before it shows up in my Dexcom graph and numbers. My body starts feeling lighter. Weightless. Possible translation: When you are standing in an elevator and it starts going down. That momentary lightness is similar.

How do you explain the T1D situations you feel to the muggles in your life?

(Credit: https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/07/21/steven-tyler-concert-review-phoenix-country/87385346/ )