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Memories – Diabetes Blog Week 2013

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There is nothing I love more than to travel and explore. I love getting lost in someone else’s city. It was during one of our travels to London that we decided to hop a cheap flight to Paris for a day.

I was so over joyed I could barely sleep the night before we caught our 6am flight. We were in front of the Champs-Elysees before 9am Parisian time, blending in with commuters and tourist we headed east towards La Place de la Concorde.

I was beyond excited.

The crisp autumn morning slowly began to warm; I took my scarf off and soon after took off my jacket. We walked and talked mapping out our day as we went.

I started to sweat, still smiling ear-to-ear and filled with excitement, I noticed everyone around including my travel companion was still bundled up.

“How come everyone is cold when it is so hot?”

As I asked the question I suddenly realized I was having a low blood sugar episode. My hypoglycemia symptoms were completely masked by my excitement.

A bottle of Orangina and crepe Nutella later I felt, as cold as everyone else, my scarf and jacket were back on and Paris, for that day was our oyster.

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That day is my most memorable diabetes day. Today’s prompt is Memories –

“Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere…. your or your loved one’s diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share. (Thanks to Jasmine of Silver-Lined for this topic suggestion.)”

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Written by Pearlsa

May 15th, 2013 at 6:05 am

8 Responses to 'Memories – Diabetes Blog Week 2013'

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  1. And – I love the photos you post of your travels!
    colleen recently posted..MemoriesMy Profile

    colleen

    15 May 13 at 9:33 AM

  2. Thanks @Colleen :-)

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    15 May 13 at 9:59 AM

  3. All’s well that ends well, right? Thanks for sharing this story, and showing others that nothing can stop you!

    StephenS

    15 May 13 at 2:16 PM

  4. Thanks @Stephen

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    15 May 13 at 2:18 PM

  5. I know what that’s like! Excitement, adrenaline, nerves, it can be easy to miss or confuse symptoms. Glad it didn’t stop you from enjoying your travels!

    Reva

    18 May 13 at 2:51 PM

  6. @Reva thank you!

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    18 May 13 at 9:53 PM

  7. Ah, that has happened to me before-I’m sweating and everyone else is cold-at least it’s a good alert to low blood sugar, and your nutella crepe sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kelley

    26 May 13 at 9:08 AM

  8. What a wonderful adventure! Sorry the low came. I’m glad it didn’t spoil your trip.
    Scott K. Johnson recently posted..Powering Through with DiabetesMy Profile

    Scott K. Johnson

    28 May 13 at 10:05 PM

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