Happy New Year Everyone…
Every year some of us find that we want to start a new resolution in January to go on a diet and lose weight, quite smoking, add more exercise in our day, contriubte to our community, do less tweeting and Face Book and spend more time with our kids. We all want to succeed in every resolution or goal we have.
In 2010 I did have a goal. It was to get my first insulin Pump after living with Type 1 diabetes for 38 years. I read everything I could get my hands on about the pump. I had every brochure, reviewed every online site before deciding what would be the best for me. I also made a personal commitment to see my Doctor regularly so that I could be successful. I did a great job of getting my A1C from 8.5 to 6.5 within a 9 month period. I am very proud of myself.
But almost a year has passed and I wonder if my pump, and my diabetes management has become like a treadmill… you all know that treadmill that you spent big money on. Yes the one that was going to help you get in good physical shape, lose a few pounds…Yes the one that is sitting in the corner of your bedroom with your clothes hanging on it.
In recent weeks I feel as if my pump and diabetes management is like a treadmill sitting in the corner of my bedroom. I have stopped prioritizing my diabetes goals…My pump keeps bussing at me. Buzzz…Buzzz…Buzzzzz CHECK BS! And I keep ignoring it. I have fallen off the treadmill of diabetes self management…Can someone please help me get up!
All of us strugle with staying 100% managed. The beginning of last year when I received my pump I felt that my diabetes would be so much easier to manage and it is. But the self management is still a struggle. I still have to tell myself not to ignore the pump, check my BS, make an assertive effort to count every carb, test more and all the other stuff that we deal with in self managment.
So my friends at TuDiabetes tell me how you get back on the Treadmill of Self Management when you feel that your diabetes self managment has been ignored.