MAYBE ONE DAY THE UPS AND DOWNS WILL BE WORTH AS MUCH AS THE A1C...but today the A1C takes priority.
What I have learned is that Diabetes is as personal as a fingerprint. Not all things are true for the next person as to what causes rises and falls in blood glucose. Example- Potatoes and rice do not cause my glucose to spike badly...other things do. It is vital that we learn our condition and our bodies reaction and learn how to adjust to those changes.I am blessed to have an Endocrinologist who has faith that I have the intelligence to adjust my insulin doses to the changes of my body.
Seems like I do not get the same respect at work since I revealed that I do not always feel safe climbing a 15 foot ladder. I had to get a doctor's note and then I had to tell the manager as to why I did not tell him that the day I was hired. I told him, "It is not all the time but when my glucose falls.". I had to get a doctor's note.
Stress-- I have a great deal of personal stress due to financial and personal reasons. I am tired all the time and feel that I cannot handle much more stress. I have been having hypoglycemic incidents...sweating, shaking, heart flutters happens below 70 usually...yet, I try to keep Skittles in my pocket or close by to balance it all.
A1C is the lowest it has been since I became a diabetic though...a proud 5.8 at last evaluation. May be a little lower if taken today.
I am a Tyoe 2. It is not in my control that I am a diabetic. It is in my control to learn about my body and my diabetes and own it. I am not ashamed like I once was.
I WONDER HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE ARE LIKE ME IN FINDING THAT EVERYTHING THAT IS TAUGHT ABOUT CARBS IS NOT TRUE FOR THEM? HOW MANY OTHERS HAVE HAD TO DEFEND THEIR CONDITION TO OTHERS WHO MAY NOT UNDERSTAND AT ALL? HOW MANY HAVE FELT THEY WERE TO BLAME INITIALLY FOR THEIR TYPE 2 DIAGNOSIS?
IT IS NOT OUR FAULT. We did not ask for this but we all can try to make the best of our situation.