Sunday, July 22, 2012


After I printed off my blood sugar readings for my appointment tomorrow, I am giving myself a pat on the back.  My fourteen day average is 7.1 and that makes me happy!  I have been trying hard as you all know to lower my blood sugars and really take ownership and what I do and eat.  The treatment for diabetes seems simple, but as we all know it isn't all about insulin. It isn't as simple as taking a pill to relieve the pain.  It's nothing like that.

So, as I mentioned I began focusing on lowering insulin take - safely and not by just taking less insulin for the heck of it, but being more cautious about what I was eating because that extra squirt of ketchup or that snack that you don't really want... does make a difference.  Another thing was to attend the gym more, and thankfully I enjoy Zumba so that made all the difference in WANTING to go the gym; rather  than forcing myself to go.

It will be interesting as always to see what the endocrinologists and nurses say about my better blood sugars.  Hopefully my hard-work shines through. I am really interested to see what my a1c is, for once I actually got blood work done instead of making them do it quickly in the appointment.  I decided that I needed to take a little more ownership in my health and responsibilities, but as we all know time goes by very quickly and before we know it three months has passed and it's time to see our nurses or doctors again.

So, we will see how the appointment goes tomorrow, and hopefully next I will be writing about how great of a time I had and how my a1c dropped, because if it happens to be higher than I will be scratching my head... that's for sure.


1 comment:

  1. My A1C for the past 3 years has been 7.0-7.1 no higher no lower. My last one was a 6.2. That didn't surprise me because I've been having so many lows. Menopause is really causing havoc with my blood sugars at strange times. The 6.2 is nice, but not the lows. Yesterday I had a 15mg/dL (1 mmol/L) on my machine. WAY too low for comfort.