Saturday, February 4, 2012
Walking, Talking, Functioning Pancreas
Sometimes it can be hard to pin point what is causing high or low blood sugar. In the past week I have been trying very hard to becoming a walking, talking, functioning pancreas. Unfortunately, there are no instructions on how to be a pancreas; nor, is there a book, "Being a Pancreas for Dummies." It's all up to us as diabetics to figure it all out.
For me, I have been attempting to test more (and so far it has been successful!) I am happy when my sugar is normal; therefore, I am working hard on being in the range of 5-10. The only difficulties I am running into is going low more often now. I know that insulin is the solution to high blood sugar, but too much can be, well too much!
Tweaking my sugar/insulin has been almost like a full time job. Instead of just ordering food, I am ordering food and asking for a nutrition guide. Instead of just grabbing a snack from the cupboard, I am grabbing a snack and reading the back. It's all apart of being a diabetic, and sometimes when no one else is doing it, it's easier to fall into that rut.
I am proud of myself though! My average blood sugar this week is 7.7. I hope to continue on this way. It's nice to hear encouragement from others as well. Vince told me that he was proud of me for having such good blood sugars. I guess he likes a happy Kayla too!