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Buffet Blues

Had an up and down day yesterday. At lunchtime, we had been delivered a sandwich buffet by mistake, so I thought I would see what affect it would have on my levels. I didn't have much to eat and my level shot up from 6 to 15! Didn't manage to get it back to normal until after supper, when it dropped to my lowest level yet - 3.7. Managed to keep it stable through the evening and night and woke up to 4.2. I'll see how I do today.

Spoke to a number of people last night on the internet; including new friends that I have made through my diabetes. I feel it important to share my experiences and listen to others so that in some way it can help to deal with this difficult condition. I also chatted to some old friends who are being supportive, but not wanting to dwell on the diabetes too much, it was good just to have a sensible adult conversation.

This evening I have a church 'male-bonding' session at the local hostelry. Evidently if you are one of the first 6 to arrive at the pub, the organiser will get you a drink. Shame that alcohol is almost off limits - diet coke it is! There is a cheese and wine welcome evening for new people to the congregation in a couple of weeks to, but I have said that my wife can go to that, as I will stay at home and baby-sit. The church is St John's, Walmley. We have been twice now and it seems lovely. More about tonight in the morning (bet you can hardly wait!).

Ooh and I nearly forgot, Valentine's day tomorrow (and my Grandfather's 87th), better get a card sharpish! Wonder whether I will get one myself?

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