The future is not yet written.

Sooooo, how did that visit with my endocrinologist go last Thursday?

For the first time in a long time, I was seriously worried about a visit with my endo. Simply put, I have not been a good citizen. As far as I could tell, my BGs were running higher than usual in the past three months. On top of that, my eating habits weren’t so fantastic either. I was sure that the results of my tests were going to be awful, and I was going to have to make some serious changes to get back to where I’ve been for the last five years.

I was very concerned about letting down my endocrinologist, who’s been instrumental in helping me focus on the right things, helping me keep my numbers in a good place on a consistent basis.

So… So… How did it go?

Surprisingly well.

My A1c stayed exactly where it was last time. I did manage to gain two pounds over the holidays, but I thought the scale was going to show I had gained much more. I’ve got some work to do, but overall, it could have been much worse.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it over the weekend, and I think there may have been one thing that helped me.

I did a lot of glucose checks every day. Probably more than ever before. Even when I knew the number might not be good, I tested anyway, so I could make corrections if necessary. And there were days when I made a lot of corrections. That may have made the difference. Diligence works.

Going forward, I have two things to remember. I need to work out more often, without a doubt. And I need to eat better. Which, thankfully, I’m already doing.

Hey… Listen, it’s true that this diabetes thing is really a marathon, and not a sprint. That said, I’m glad that last week’s visit turned out well, and I’m happier still that I have a chance to be even better going forward. The future is not yet written. And I’m encouraged by that.

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  • Colleen  On January 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Yay for you! Keep up your good work.


  • scully  On January 21, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Diligence and testing often is what works for me too!
    betes really is like a marathon in compared to a sprint. Sometimes it feels like an ultra-marathon-a-day.


    • StephenS  On January 21, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Ultra-marathon-a-day… a sad thought, but I totally get it.


  • Karen  On January 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I’m so proud of you for testing even when you think it might be “bad”, because it really is just information we can use to make things better. It’s so hard to keep that in mind sometimes though. Good for you and keep up the good work!


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