I’ve never seen such beautiful numbers on my test meter! For the past several weeks, I have been religiously counting carbs and wearing my glucose sensor. The past six months have been a little hectic for me, working two jobs...so I haven’t been what you’d call a “perfect diabetic.” But, I decided to get more on top of it.
Last time I went to my endocrinologist, she suggested to test a little less while wearing the sensor. I have never been recommended to do that! I never thought testing LESS would be so hard! What was happening was that I was testing 10+ times a day--and overcorrecting and the result was not good! My doctor suggested that while I wear the sensor, I should test when I wake up, before breakfast, lunch, dinner, and before bed. Of course, also test if I feel high or low. I am learning to trust my sensor a little more. At the beginning, this was very hard for me. I don’t like putting my life in a piece of technology. I want to be responsible for my health, not some little device that looks like a seashell!
I have been working out, and eating much healthier than I was for the past six months. The numbers on my meter are amazing. I haven’t felt this good before! The advice I have learned that helps me is to take one moment at a time. You can’t even take it a day at a time. Even then, you will become frustrated. However, if you take it one moment at a time...breath when you become overwhelmed...the outcome can be remarkable!
Sometimes, my mind wanders and I can’t help but think--really? I gotta do THIS for the rest of my life??!
One moment at a time...one moment...