Most people assume my high A1C’s is because I don’t cover or eat to many carbs or something like that. But I want to share what not to do as a diabetic even if it seems like it is for all the right reasons.
For almost 5 years I let my BG run higher because I thought I could not afford the lows. I have an acceptable reason and maybe it is a good one but understand I could have asked for more help and tended to my BG more.
Before my mom died she was dxd with ALS. Me and my daughters along with hubby took care of her for a bit over 2 years until we had no choice but for her safety to put here in a nursing home. Everyday myself and my youngest got up and went to her.
During that time not wanting to deal with any low’s I let my BG run high between 160 and 210.
After mom died a few months later my husbands mom got Breast Cancer followed by a stoke so me and my youngest packed up and moved to her house a state away my beautiful husband drove every weekend for 2 and a couple months years.
Understand that is was an honor for me to be with both my mom’s and take care of them I would not change it. Both women trusted me with there lives. I made the mistake though of never asking for help as my BG stayed high I started skipping meals just because of being tired.
This was over a year ago and I am still fighting to get my BG back to more normal. Since I have no insulin antibodies this is hard. For me I know the only way I had the strength to do what I did was because God gave it to me that is my belief. However I could have taken better care of myself. So as diabetics what would you have done to stay healthy under these circumstances?
Don’t do what I did if things like this ever occur the price is high and I am glad my moms do not know or they would feel bad.
Understand hospice care does not kick in until your are terminal and I could not leave my mom to someone who refused to have mercy or my mother in law to people who thought morphine was bad while breast cancer moved through her body.
The only thing I would have changed was how I treated myself. Since both dad’s are now looking like there gonna need care how can I take care of myself and help them when the time comes?
Be well and be loved