Sicky McSickerson

It’s Monday. The weekend is over. I want a do-over. After working non-stop for the last month or so, putting in extra hours, not taking proper lunches, I felt I was due a long weekend. So on Thursday, I notified my boss that I’d be taking Friday off. And oh man did I have plans. Lunch with a girlfriend, Christmas errands to run, shopping, and yeah, that doctor’s appointment too. But instead, do you want to know what I did? I spent 95 per cent of the weekend in bed! Getting sick sucks for most people, but getting sick on diabetes is like worlds colliding. It’s not just hacking up a lung here, or blowing out a grody there, my body literally shuts down. There is no way of having perfect blood sugars when sick, not even close to being perfect, they go on the most erratic roller coaster ride …

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