i’m engaged. that, of course, means i’m going to be getting married. and in my mind that can only lead to one thing - babies. so here i am, a young woman without the greatest track record in the world in regards to my health, trying to figure out how i can have them healthily and without everyone in my life trying to wrap me in bubble wrap so i don’t get hurt. i’ve been doing research and since i have no indications of any looming complications my only real barrier at the moment is my A1c. right now it’s at 8.9% (as of April of this year). my goal is 6% or lower. that is the magical number i need to help ensure that neither my baby or myself will be in any great danger of coming out worse for the experience.
now here i sit, thinking about how to achieve this goal. after 18 years of this i can’t even remember having an A1c that good. i don’t remember anything lower than mabee 7.5%. but i’m doing some hard core work to get it there. today is day one of my experiment. i’m tweaking everything as i go and monitoring like crazy. i have an appointment at the end of next month with my endo and for that period i’m going to keep an extensive diabetic journal chronicaling everything that goes into my system. times, food, insulin…all that jazz. i’m hoping that if i can recognize more patterns i can get to the bottom half of *8% by my visit. i’ll keep posting as i go to see how this project affects my numbers.