Hello everyone. I hope y’all are doing well. Here I sit in the aftermath of World Diabetes Day, worn out and so blissfully happy. I was able to attend the lighting ceremony of the Austin City Hall (did anyone else in the Austin area think that other than the Radisson, it was the prettiest blue monument in Austin?). I was able to participate in the Big Blue Test, I even got my mother to do it with me. My sister in law would have as well but she wasn’t feeling well at the time. I got my Dad, who doesn’t normally really get into the ‘diabetes spirit’ with me, to go to the lighting ceremony.
I can’t explain how happy I am. I believe that yesterday was one of the best days of my life. This aside, I’d like to say that I most likely would not have even known about WDD without my TuD family. I probably wouldn’t be in as good of control without my family here. I stumbled upon this place about a year ago, in bad control, 300’s my usual high, just happy to see a 200 anytime. My A1C at the time was 7.3 I believe, and at my last doctors appointment it was 6.0. I can only thank all of you who have helped me regain the control I’d found to be so hard to attain.
I know I’ll most likely never meet you face to face, but I thank you because without you, I’d probably still be in ‘good, but erratic control’ as my Dr had put it. That’s just her way of nicely saying bad control, by the way. And now, I’ve recently been called a ‘dream patient’. Weird, because I never expected that. I’ve learned that the only person to get the control I wished for was me. Control is always there, it’s just one has to reach for it to find it. And I did, thanks to all of you who helped me on and told me that I could reach for it. To all of you who told me things to try out, to find that it helped control. To try just a few days in better control and see how I feel, I haven’t felt bad since. Now I only get a 300 once every few weeks, or months. I’m able to treat myself more often and I don’t look at food as my enemy any longer.
For all of you who helped me, and to the entire TuDiabetes family, I owe you more than you’d ever know, I wish I could hug you for the second chance at life you’ve helped me have. Thank you so very much. I hope this reaches you in health and happiness, and may your days be filled with both.