A Bad Diabetes Day: Dealing with the Lows of a High A1C

Amylia Grace Yeaman Health Guide February 24, 2012
  • Today is one of those days. You know the ones. Sorta down. Kinda mopey. A little too high in the glucose department to be chipper. A rogue drawer handle ripped my infusion site out first thing this morning. I then realized I had only one infusion set to my name. And then the insurance frustrations. ...

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  • Anonymous
    DKitt
    Feb. 24, 2012

    My Diabetes Dr. once told me when I was felling bad about how much better I "could" do (we are not supposed to say woulda, coulda,shoulda!!) "I don't want you to live 5 years longer if you are misserable but I sure don't want you to die 10 years to soon because we we were'nt paynig atention"  In other words...moderation, sometimes things are good and sometimes...

    RHMLucky777

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    My Diabetes Dr. once told me when I was felling bad about how much better I "could" do (we are not supposed to say woulda, coulda,shoulda!!) "I don't want you to live 5 years longer if you are misserable but I sure don't want you to die 10 years to soon because we we were'nt paynig atention"  In other words...moderation, sometimes things are good and sometimes not so much,  what makes a roller coaster so fun??? The ups and downs!!

     

    And although I'm not a Dr. I will say that with all that you have had to deal with your A1c is ONLY 7.9??? You are doing great!!

     

    David Kittleson

    • Amylia Grace Yeaman
      Health Guide
      Feb. 24, 2012

      Dave,

      Can *you* talk to my endo? :) Thanks for the encouraging words. I try hard not to "should" all over myself, and I really like your point--or your doctor's point. It seems level-headed to me. Sometimes we get so caught up in a # or a goal that we lose sight of L-I-F-E and all the joy being on one extreme or the other robs us of.

       

      Thanks for the reminder,...

      RHMLucky777

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      Dave,

      Can *you* talk to my endo? :) Thanks for the encouraging words. I try hard not to "should" all over myself, and I really like your point--or your doctor's point. It seems level-headed to me. Sometimes we get so caught up in a # or a goal that we lose sight of L-I-F-E and all the joy being on one extreme or the other robs us of.

       

      Thanks for the reminder, and thanks for taking the time to comment!

      Best,

      Amylia

    • D Kittleson
      Feb. 29, 2012

      Take care, perhaps we will meet up again at a Caribou or a JDRF function

       

      DK