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Finally… Spring.

I’ve waited a long time to write that headline.

Winter lasted an exceptionally long time here on the east coast of the United States, and at times (March and April), it seemed like it would never end. And as it happens every three months or so, I’ve begun to take another look at my diabetes and make a few subtle changes.

To begin with, I started to clean up and rearrange all of my diabetes supplies. Winters are really hard for me. Most years, I just try to get through the winter without attending to anything other than the things that absolutely need to be done. I realize that winter officially ended nearly two months ago… but this weekend, I cleaned up my supply cabinets.

When the weather finally breaks, I take on other tasks related to my diabetes too. Yes, I changed my lancet. 🙂
I also looked at my CGM graphs over the past weeks, and then checked my basal rates to see if they needed to be adjusted in any way. My guess is that I’m fine for now, but I’ll be sure to discuss it with my endocrinologist when I see her in a couple of weeks.
 
 
Spring and summer are also the seasons of fresh produce, and there’s no question I eat better from May through September than I do from October through April. Especially when the fresh produce comes from my own garden.

I actually made a salad with some of that red leaf lettuce this past weekend. And it was delicious.

Do you ever feel like the coming of warm weather and additional sunshine gives you extra energy that you didn’t have a month earlier? That’s exactly how I’m feeling today. Here’s hoping your Spring, or, depending where you live, your Autumn, brings a renewed energy and the motivation to continue to live the happiest life you’ve ever known.

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