There is something special about being on the road at sunrise. How to deal with fingers that get increasingly frigid on the steering wheel while driving something I will need to think about. Particularly as winter approaches.
Road works added an extra hour and a half to the trip. Fortunately, Terry had packed a box of cold braai bits so we could eat at one of the long ‘stop-and-go’ points, which kept my blood sugars from plummeting on the six hour trip.
Bistro 1682 at Steenberg. Mouth watering options. The risotto with pecorino cheese and Steenberg Sauv Blanc too tempting to resist. It didn’t disappoint. Terrifyingly morish. I did limit the damage to the starter portion and didn’t succumb to the equally tempting dessert menu
Low 5.3 mmol/L (Fasting target 4 – 6mmol/L)
High 6.9 mmol/L (2 hours after meal target, less than 7.8 mmol/L)
The beauty of being on the road at first light. The air, fresh and the road, despite being at the start of the holiday season, almost clear of traffic.
Five hours a tad long not to have food, however being early most of the farm-stalls are closed, and even the garages have nothing suitable for a diabetic. The cappuccino that was available turned out to be of the packet variety, which wasn’t worth drinking. Even if that was an option.
A small cheese with water, somehow resulting in higher than normal blood sugars. Emphasizing the unpredictability of managing this disease.
The joys of the farm, for a Border Collie. Rabbits. Horses. Guinea fowl. Tortoise dung. Acres of grass to charge across. Chasing shadows. Children, dogs and swimming pools. Sticks, balls and feathers.
Scary sprinklers, trees and buzzing things. Doors bashing and strange smells.
High 7.0 mmol/L (2 hours after meal target, less than 7.8 mmol/L)
Low 5.0 mmol/L (Fasting target 4 – 6mmol/L)