I agree with the others Paige:
(1) I’m glad that you are back! I find that in my struggles with diabetes, I need to convince myself to manage my diabetes daily. So you have to keep at it and don’t give up. You can and will get your numbers under control. Don’t give up on yourself. Ever.
(2) I freak out around 250. (Freak out means that I saw OOPS what happened) BUT for me, if I am high and I don’t know why, this bothers me than when I am high and I KNOW why (and it tasted good!!).
(3) I have a hard time reading messages from members who can’t figure out why they woke up at 130 mg/dl = 7.2 mmol/L?!? When I would be happy with this number. But I try to remind myself the types of struggles that we face with our diabetes are different for each person.
Honestly, I wish that all teenage girls who are struggling with diabetes could be as open and honest as you, Paige. You are not alone… and who knows? Maybe someone out there is reading your words and feeling encouraged that they are not alone. I know SEVERAL members who spent their teenage years with A1c’s above 10, and they were able to get their A1c’s to AWESOME levels. And you can too!!! Just take it one step at a time.
We are here for you-- every step of the way! When you fall down, get up again! If you can’t get up, we’re here to pick you up!
Test your blood sugars-- and as Dino taught me-- DON’T feel like you are being graded. Your blood sugar is JUST a number that can help you know what to do next. Use it to help you, don’t judge.
I just measured in at 279 mg/dl = 15.5 mmol/L. I know that I’m high cause I ate dinner out and guessed the carbs (and it was very good!). So I am not freaking out. Not at all actually. What do I do when I am high? I use the information to calculate a correction bolus. And I try not to feel upset about it (Dino-- aren’t you proud???)