I know that every time you test your blood sugar the number that comes out is valuable information. But for me, for some reason I feel like my morning blood sugar is the most important. Maybe because I don’t know what my sugars have been doing for 8 hours and when I rock a 120, I know I’ve been in my target range for a good chunk of time. Granted, I didn’t really do anything to make it drop or spike but…nonetheless it feels good. (And no I’m not perfect because clearly you were all thinking that, I know. There are definitely nights where I go low or Dexcom wails at me that I’m climbing into the 300’s for some unknown reason. #diabeticmystery)
And don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the feeling when I nail a bolus for an unexpected snack or a carb heavy meal or I exercise and drop my basal rate just the right amount. They are all small victories and I mentally high five myself (sometimes I physically slap my hands over my head too). But that morning blood sugar win gets me going on the right foot and sometimes sets the pace for the day. Until I have coffee. Then all bets are off.