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?
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.