Just call me R2D2 …. or maybe C3PO?

Wait .. those are droids not robots. Same difference, though, right? 😉

People keep asking me how I’m doing with the lack of sleep from being up with the twins all the time. And what I have realized is that in addition to the expected sleep deprived state I find myself in 24/7 😉 I’ve become extremely robotic. Every 3-4 hours when one of the babies wake up to eat, I get up, make two bottles, pick up said crying baby, change a diaper, feed a baby, clean up spit up, put baby back down then pick up the other baby and do it all over again. Rinse and repeat.

So overall, my schedule has become very robotic.

But you know what robots don’t have to deal with? Diabetes.

Robots don’t have to check blood sugars or eat. Or pause what they’re doing to treat low blood sugars.

But I do.

I have found myself oftentimes getting so wrapped up in the robotic schedule that I’ll look at the clock at noon and realize I haven’t eaten anything yet. (Thank goodness for the flexibility with my insulin pump, or I’d be even more screwed up than I already am! lol)

Or on days when I do eat a quick breakfast (and on such days, I am actually very proud of myself) then I usually look at the clock at 2 or 3:00 pm and realize I haven’t eaten lunch yet. Or I’ll be feeding a baby and think “I’ll go eat my lunch as soon as he’s finished eating.”

Not the most ideal situation …. and something I’m going to have to figure out how to fix or find a work around.

About a week ago, I was eating lunch with E and A and when I was bolusing, I got a “Low Reservoir” alert. I of course silenced it 😉 and then immediately forgot about it. Until I went to bolus for dinner (never mind the fact I never apparently looked at my pump between lunch and dinner) and saw this:

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Oops. Notice there are several problems with this picture. First, notice the times. Two parts to that – how long I went between the Low Res alert, and how late I was eating dinner. I was actually very “fortunate” that my BG was only 240 at this check. It could have been a lot worse. :/

Bottom line is… if I can’t find time to take care of myself, this robot won’t be much help to these babies.

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About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since '92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 17 years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.
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