Share is Not for Me
I was skiing down the mountain and the snow was perfect and I couldn’t hold an edge. (If you’re not a skier, this might not make sense to you.) I used to race, my skis are amazing, my legs are strong enough and I just couldn’t do it. Into my pocket I went for an airhead. I knew I was low. As I finished the airhead, I could feel my Dexcom going off telling me I was low. I have no idea what my blood sugar was, but by the end of the next run I felt better.
I’m pretty lucky to have been able to spend so much time at the mountain this year. Most of it has been by myself. At this point I feel like many of you may be saying “I hope you have a Share!” I don’t, and a day with the family made me very happy I don’t. See, last year I pretty fabulous/terrible day. This year it’s been cold.
I knew I needed to keep my pump and Dexcom (when worn) safe.
I put my base layer on. Then the tummie tote with the pump and Dex. Then two more layers before my jacket. The pump and Dex are not reachable while I am on the mountain. And if I tried to get them, I worry they would stop working from the temperatures. Dex believed I was under 40 for a long time, but I was holding my edges and making amazing turns and I felt wonderful. I knew I wasn’t low. If I had a Share or something similar, people would probably think I was unconscious. Really, I knew how I was doing and I didn’t want to let the cold weather stop me.
Maybe someday I will change my mind, but intuition and feeling is a great thing and it works for me on the slopes.