Just throwing this out there to see if anyone has any suggestions for how to control blood sugars without letting diabetes take over their lives. I am a very busy and active person and have had diabetes for 15 years. I don’t have any complications yet (that I know of) but I am feeling like my sugars have not been in optimal range for awhile, so I’d like to pay more attention.
I started eating pretty low carb recently and it seems to be helping. I get tired of constantly increasing my insulin levels, which makes me resent having to take my shots. I take Lantus and Novolog pen insulin right now, and have never been able to convince myself to go on the pump because I don’t like the idea of an external device. I live in the city and have a very full social life and professional life. I read Dr. Bernstein’s diet book which is great but seems perhaps a little too extreme for me. (I absolutely love fruit and don’t know if I could give it up! I am already giving up so much!)
Anyway - tips on getting A1c’s consistently in the 5’s or 6’s would be great - without major hypo reactions, as those scare me a lot. My last A1c was 8.0 - which is not cool with me at all! Only the second time it’s been that high…
Thanks! Hope you all are happy and healthy!