Time to be Diligent with my Diabetes
I just returned from my three-month doctor visit. Yes, I go to the endocrinologist every three months and get my A1C (blood glucose level) tested every three months.
Following this most recent visit, there is a lesson to be learned.
Even though I use an insulin pump to manage my diabetes, it doesn’t decrease the need for me to be diligent with my diabetes care. My numbers were not where I wanted them, and I attribute this to several factors: stress, excessive travel, changing time zones, not testing as often as I should, and inconsistent meal times.
So, now it’s time to be more diligent! I must test 5 or 6 times a day and not rely on just “feeling ok”. I must find a way to relieve the stress of everyday life and enjoy myself. I must make it a point to eat when I am supposed to eat and WHAT I am supposed to eat. While using an insulin pump can make a diabetic’s life easier, it is not a cure. The rest is up to me.
Posted by Ryan Shafer at 4:26 PM | ANM-14-4229A