Working the A1C


#1

Ok I'm going to come clean here and tell the darned truth......I absolutely hate getting my A1c and having to give my meter up so the nurses can DL the readings. I always feel like I cheated someone and they are out to get me.

I feel like a child that just got caught with the proverbial hand in the jar....know what I mean?

These days I take it slow and hope that I can hold back the march of time and diabetes a bit. I work out at the Y four nights a week, I take guitar lessons, I fly, I am a graphic artist, I play in two bands and I have a family with all the trimmings...and then I get to go to my endo for my eval and guess what.....I feel like a little kid.....yep it happens every time.

JOe


#2

Joe

Let me guess. You get the ‘out of control’ label during some visits? I hate that on my endo’s note to my doctor. It seems to imply that if I just worked hard enough at things I could be in control.

Having said that, she (the endo) is very good about trying to improve things without rebuking if my numbers haven’t been good.

Working out at the Y HAS to be good for you and I’m sure it helps keep things level.

Sounds like you’re doing a great job at managing things, that’s tough after 21 years with the big D.


#3

It’s easy to feel that people - especially the medical ones- are judging you. Sort of like being sent to the principles office.


#4

Yep…I have learned that it is all up to me and only me. I can tell when the “D” is killing me with cuts and bruises.

For the most part I do stay in excellent control, but like everyone else I just gotta be me!

Joe


#5

I just got my results back. Terribly nerve wracking. Especially when your meter and results don’t match!
It feels like a test I can’t study for! I hate being unprepared. By the way, I’m a graphic artist too!


#6

I hate the “non-compliant” label they give when I have to admit that I am not testing 6 times a day. “sigh”


#7

I have been labeled with a number of decriptive names as a practicing and almost practicing diabetic.

There is one thing that is definitely etched in granite…usually the ones that are giving me the titles are not diabetics themselves…

I have often wondered if they really understand the feelings of having a chronic condition is…

I think not.

JOe