I sat in my favorite ski bar with my parents, I hear the distinctive "beep beep beep beep beep" and I know that I'm getting a No Delivery alarm. When I changed my site, I started at 298 mg/dl, so I knew that I was already high, so no delivery was definitely not something that could be waited on. I had already had one bad site change, and wasn't too excited that the second one failing too. Somehow I remembered to put a new pen tip in my purse this week, so off to the bathroom I went and was soon able to go back to dinner. As I sat back down, Mom said "Did you go to the bathroom to shoot up?" And in between laughing, I said "Good thing Dad didn't say that because the whole restaurant would've heard and I'd be taken away by the police soon." I gave myself a correction and a food bolus, and enjoyed my delicious drink and food. We get back to the hotel and I change my site again, and test my ketones and there they are, small. I felt high the rest of the night, but a little less than 2 hours later, I was back in the 100s, and negative ketones. Unfortunately, I crashed at 3AM and then woke up low too. But at least I know how to keep steady while on the slopes.
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December 13: Silent Night