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So this is not the normal thread, more just wanted to vent a little with those that understand. Sorry in advance...

Right now I'm stuck on a tour bus filled with 10 and 11 year olds. I am a chaperone on my son's 5th grade field trip to Gettysburg. We had to be at the school at 5 am and hit the road at 5:45.

We are currently somewhere in Northern Va. Wow this bus is noisy..

I'm still very new to being diabetic and this is my first road trip since my Dx.. I thought I was doing ok, but I guess I over did it with the snacks.. I should have know better. I know mornings are tough for me.. I just tested. I'm 194. I'm so STUPID. :( And, I'm trying to be a good dad and chaperone, but now I feel like crap cause my sugar is high...

Lord give me strength...

Thanks for listening. :p
 

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Hang in there Chris! The good thing about this is that your blood glucose will come down eventually. Don't forget, stress, kids, tons of noise, deadlines, etc can all raise blood glucose levels, so don't beat yourself up!

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What Jeremy said! :D "stress, kids, tons of noise, deadlines" . . . you're a sittin' duck, Chris. ;) So try to be easy on yourself - you're a great dad & you can do this!
 

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"Right now I'm stuck on a tour bus filled with 10 and 11 year olds. I am a chaperone on my son's 5th grade field trip to Gettysburg. We had to be at the school at 5 am and hit the road at 5:45. "

My condolences *smile*
 

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I hated field trips when I was a teacher and when my kids were in school I never volunteered for bus duty. The noise can be deafening. I wouldn't worry too much about your bgs, because they will be higher no matter what you do. I find when I travel even if I am eating low carb, my bgs always trend higher. Have fun.
 

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Prayers for Strength!

I had to add that stressful situations and pain always raise my BS numbers. So, take a deep breath, count to 10, and than threaten to throw the next child that gets out of their assigned seat, raises their voice, throws something at any one else, blows a spit wad out of their straw, etc., out a window! Okay, don't really threaten to do those things, but, its okay to think about it! Fantasy in the time of crisis is helpful. LOL :D

Besides, 194 is just a number. It almost always gets us upset when our numbers go that high. I know if my blood pressure is a little higher than normal at the doctors office, it is always going to go up another 10 to 15 points when they retake it 5 minutes later. That is only natural.

May His peace to overcome your anxiety, and keep you calm until you are able to address the numbers.

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Thanks everyone so much for the support. The days been busy and crazy and all over the place. Much like my bs; 132 and 154 in the past 5 hours. We are now en-route to a ghost walk in historic Gettysburg. Would be fun if there were 50 less children. But still, almost done for the day. 2 still to go...

Thanks again friends.
 

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I do envy you touring that battleground . . . Pickett's Charge on Cemetery Ridge . . . Joshua Chamberlain & Little Roundtop . . . what valiant armies.
 

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I Didn't Realize...

Thanks everyone so much for the support. The days been busy and crazy and all over the place. Much like my bs; 132 and 154 in the past 5 hours. We are now en-route to a ghost walk in historic Gettysburg. Would be fun if there were 50 less children. But still, almost done for the day. 2 still to go...

Thanks again friends.
....This was a multiple day trip. I agree with Shanny. I'd give my right arm, and left, to be able to see the sites you are seeing. I live on the west coast, and financially I know I'll never see these historical places. Enjoy! Your trip to help the school is truly a mixed blessing, but 50 kids is not that bad, at least they're not 50 hormone driven teens, sneaking alcohol and drugs along in their back backs and suitcases! :eek:

The kids are at a great age. When I used to sub, I always thanked God when the district receptionist told me they were in grade school. The junior/senior high kids were a handful to say the least, and this was 35 years ago. Any ways, I'd much rather get an assignment to the third through fifth grade classes.

Good luck, and glad to hear your numbers started to decrease, even as we were responding to your initial note.

Enjoy the next two days, and just watch your carb intake.

Pastor Paul
 

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So this is not the normal thread, more just wanted to vent a little with those that understand. Sorry in advance...

Right now I'm stuck on a tour bus filled with 10 and 11 year olds. I am a chaperone on my son's 5th grade field trip to Gettysburg. We had to be at the school at 5 am and hit the road at 5:45.

We are currently somewhere in Northern Va. Wow this bus is noisy..

I'm still very new to being diabetic and this is my first road trip since my Dx.. I thought I was doing ok, but I guess I over did it with the snacks.. I should have know better. I know mornings are tough for me.. I just tested. I'm 194. I'm so STUPID. :( And, I'm trying to be a good dad and chaperone, but now I feel like crap cause my sugar is high...

Lord give me strength...

Thanks for listening. :p
Become really good friends with who ever is in charge of snacks or volunteer to gather the snacks for a couple days a week. :D Pick something that we can eat and blurt it out to every one that they just injested a diabetes snack. ;) Good luck with your trip and keep in mind that you could have gotten 1st & 2nd grade :(
 
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oh dear... what a handful! I agree with others, it's probably the stress that is pumping up your BGLs more than the food. I know about that one. lol. I'm doing a new job temporarily at the moment and I've had quite a few stressful things to deal with this week. Every time I test my BGLs when I can feel I'm pumped (as in BP pumped) I'm always soaring. I was 12 (216) again today when I felt like that at one point just from rushing about really with multi-tasking too much... and seeing that number stressed me more. I have to think... "stop stressing, breath, drink plenty of water"... oh that was my suggestion... drink plenty of chilled water (if you can) as that should help you maintain a lower BGL too. By the way I'm a Team Leader and sometimes I swear my staff are actually kids. lol. Seriously, they have some real issues going on... some of the stuff I never thought I'd have to address with any grown adult, I have to address... seriously stupid stuff at times.
 

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Just think of the 194 as 1 over a 94 and you will do fine. My blood pressure is always higher at the doctor's office. Just think of this trip with 50 kids as like being at the doctor's office which causes everything to rise to unexpected heights. By the way, I hope the trip was a great learning experience for the children and for you.
 

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....This was a multiple day trip. I agree with Shanny. I'd give my right arm, and left, to be able to see the sites you are seeing. I live on the west coast, and financially I know I'll never see these historical places. Enjoy! Your trip to help the school is truly a mixed blessing, but 50 kids is not that bad, at least they're not 50 hormone driven teens, sneaking alcohol and drugs along in their back backs and suitcases! :eek:

The kids are at a great age. When I used to sub, I always thanked God when the district receptionist told me they were in grade school. The junior/senior high kids were a handful to say the least, and this was 35 years ago. Any ways, I'd much rather get an assignment to the third through fifth grade classes.

Good luck, and glad to hear your numbers started to decrease, even as we were responding to your initial note.

Enjoy the next two days, and just watch your carb intake.

Pastor Paul
Paul, I hate to hear your frustration about not being able to travel to the East coast, but don't give up hope. We never know what the future holds. Also, I hope I don't sound to ungrateful, that's not my intent.

My frustration comes from the fact that I have been a diabetic for about a month. This is my first trip and I don't have the freedom to eat where I want, and my numbers are high.

This trip so far hasn't been bad. Very noisy, but not bad enough to make me want to pull my hair out. As a matter of fact the ghost walk last night was really cool..

Today is the start of day 2 of this 3 day trip. We are off to tour a battle field. I missed my fasting number, but checked about ten minutes after eating( I did eat half a Apple muffin that was filled with sugar) I was 167. :(

By the way, I would love to spend some time on the west coast.

Have a great day.
 
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