I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 14 years, and throughout that span of time I have had one primary struggle - Fear of Low Blood Sugar. This fear has diminished my level of control. I tend to bolus less than I should, and I overeat when my bgs are low. Consequently, my HBA1Cs tend to be in the high 7s or even low 8s (twice in a row! = very discouraging).
Two months ago, something inside me snapped. I became really frustrated with my lack of control. I cannot allow my fear to create unnecessary complications. I began bolusing more for the food I eat and testing more often. The next time I got my blood work done, I was told that my HBA1C had dropped from 8.0 to 7.5. My ultimate goal is to get my HBA1C to 6.5 or lower.
My next appointment is in February, so I'm writing this as a form of accountability. I want to stay focused on the goal, and make the increased bolusing and testing permanent habits.
If anyone has tips or advice, I'm open to them. I'm finding that even though I have been a diabetic for a long time, I certainly have a lot more to learn about living with and managing my Diabetes.