If any of you read my blog “hoping for a 6” you were well aware that my goal for this HBA1C was to finally be in the 6 range. Well…the 7.9 was far from a 6; in fact, I’m embarrassed to say it went up by almost half a percentage point from last time. I had a feeling it wouldn’t be better. I had a feeling it would be another confession session. This is usually how it goes. I get a bad reading, and I tell myself I’ll do better. I work hard for a while, but then slip again.
My doctor told me that each percentage point above 6.0 on the HBA1C correlates with 30% increase in likelihood to experience complications from Diabetes.
How do you all manage your diabetes long term? - the monotonous detailed day to day ins and outs sort of management… That’s the REAL challenge for me; that’s the REAL challenge of this disease.
Some ideas I’ve had:
- Include more family members and friends in on my high bg challenges (I need to bolus more for meals). I have found that I really need accountability.
- Put my bg log on the frigde door. This way anyone can read it, and I’m more apt to keep it up to date. Also I’m likely to test more often.
How do you all stay proactive and accountable?