Having to prick my fingers multiple times a day can really affect my fingers and I have plenty of proof of the thousand pokes. With that being said…I seem to always go to the same two fingers every sugar testing. Luckily, I don’t have any scar tissue yet. The favorite fingers I always go to are my left ring and pinky fingers. I can’t seem to shake the habit away. I think I go to those two fingers because I don’t eat with my left hand, so less oils will go into my blood. I find the same issues with where I put my insulin pump. I love to wear it on my left and right hip. I favor those two places for my insulin pump because it is the most fattiest place that is on me. It’s also a great place to keep my pump from the public eye. Am I the only one that subconsciously does this?
I am now back in school and still getting used to getting in that diabetic:student mode. I am making sure at the end of my new classes to speak to my professors about me being diabetic. I think it is very important to do this because if something is to happen, they’ll know that it is from a diabetic episode. The good news is that they totally understand! One of my professors brother was just diagnosed with type 2 and two of my professors have it themselves! It sometimes can be amazing how many people have at least an idea of what diabetes is, even if they don’t know the distinct difference between type 1 and type 2. I guess diabetes will always follow and be a part of me any where I go. Such a bitter-sweet thing.
Today is a day that all you’ll want to do is curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, watching a Harry Potter Marathon. Apparently, it is the coldest day in my city since 1990. It is 0 degrees and I am seriously not planning even putting my toe out into the cold. With all be said…
I had my endo appointment Thursday and it went superb. Kidneys-good, heart-good, cholesterol-good, blood pressure-good, and lungs-good! My A1c came out to be 5.5! Which is awesome since my home A1c kit said it was 5.7. Which is very accurate and proves to me that it really is a good thing to keep purchasing.
I am still having low’s but they have been getting better. I am still working on them, and hopefully they won’t be so present. This week I am to fax my blood sugars back to my doctor to see if my ratios are good and to record when I exercise.
My next appointment is in March and I will surly keep up with my good work and keep my A1c in the right range!
A challenge I will accept!
Hope to all that your weekend was nice!
Happy New Years!
Each year I love to reflect on my accomplishments I have done. This year was a great one and I am very grateful for each blessing that has come my way. This year I achieved: finally declaring my major and heading towards my path to becoming a dietician, having an A1c of 6 and lower the whole year, and started this blog that keeps me motivated on being the best diabetic I can be. I didn’t achieved these, but I am also proud that I gained a sister-in-law and that my beautiful niece has finally arrived!
Now for 2014, I am excited to:
- Start volunteering for Kosair
- Practice yoga more
- Train and enter in 5k and 10k races
- Keep living a healthy lifestyle
- Manage good grades
- Keep up with my A1c being under 6.5
- Lastly, to keep myself towards the path of becoming a dietician
Sure more might be added, but so far I will take one step at a time. I can’t wait to see how this year flies on by. Now I am off to get ready for my Endo appointment! Wish me luck!