This weekend I went out with my husband and a couple of friends for a day of brewery tours. I don’t drink (never have), so I was just the designated driver. This was a long workweek for me so I really needed to get out for a bit. In addition, I’ve been forcing myself to go out more often during the weekends as I often just end up staying at home thinking about diabetes all day long and feeling sorry for myself.
The reason I always avoid going out is because I really hate watching people eat and drink whatever they want, anytime they want while I have to stick to my strict mealtimes if I don’t want my blood glucose levels to be a bit higher than I want for my next meal. I can’t bolus for snacks either as my insulin dosages are quite low and I can’t do less than a unit on insulin pens. Therefore, I have no option but to stare at everyone else while they eat. The biggest temptation of the day was cheese curds, which are breaded cheesy gooey goodness. They looked so delicious, but I know breaded things would probably make my blood glucose sky rocket if I don’t bolus (even if it’s just one piece). Then came the jalapeño poppers at the next brewery we went to, which also looked extremely delicious. I stayed strong though and didn’t eat anything. Just drank a cup of black coffee at one of the places we went to.
Thankfully, dinner made up for having to pass on food temptations earlier in the day. I had a delicious shrimp salad with mozzarella, avocado, tomato, shallots, asparagus, and a tiny bit of bread. My blood glucose levels were perfect two hours after the meal so I would call it a successful outing. After dinner we walked around town a bit and watched the sunset in front of the lake. It was nice and relaxing. Overall, a good day out to distract myself from diabetes, although watching everyone else eating anything and everything is always rough.