Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!

I finished my work rotation this morning at 7am, after a long 12hr night shift....but when I tried to leave work, I found that my car was not looking right! The back end was almost to the ground....something was not right! I knew I could not drive it, so I called CAA (which has been worth its weight in GOLD) and a COLD hour and a half later (seems they lost my call....!!!????) the tow truck arrived and took me to the garage. A BIG FIX IT BILL later, the rear struts are brand spanking new...and now I am home.

I should be tired....seeing that I have been up since 3pm yesterday....but Nova Scotia is expecting a large winter storm later today so I have to bring in firewood...but a quick stop to check email has landed me in front of the computer and I am fascinated reading through all the blogs I follow...I'll get to the wood later, there are no snow flakes in the air yet!

I'll be honest, it is not easy to keep my diabetes under control while working shift work. If I had my choice within my job, I would rather work only days - but that is not an option at this time. I find I wear myself out by not sleeping after my nights (like today....whoops....)....and there is NO schedule to my life. Thankfully I have a pump, or there would be no hope for control!

When I started pumping, I tried setting up different profiles. I had a "day shift' profile, a "night shift" profile and a "not work day" profile. In theory it was a good idea - but I was always checking which profile I was in and often missed switching. SOOO now, I have one profile and it works fine for the most part. I have to watch that I do not drop in the wee hours of the morning, when I sleep I need more insulin but if I am up for a night shift - my body does not have that extra need.

I find it more useful to use temp basals, rather then having different profiles....that works for me....

NOW to bring in wood....snow is coming.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I am enjoying my bouquet of new VW struts.



AmyT said...

I don't know how you do it with a shift job... Happy Valentine's!

cassandra said...

Hi Drea. I'm cassandra. just blogging around the D O.C. and came across yours. Happy valentine's day.