Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Shoot First.....

May? Are you kidding me...that is the last time I posted? Wow! Just not much to blog about I guess. The daily rituals, the lows, the highs....I guess it all got kinda boring for me. It all is getting to be such habit now that I can't find anything new to blog about.

I need to do a little better with my A1c, as my last doctor appointment confirmed. The results came back with a comment from the doctor, "Your diabetic control is good and we will see you back in six months." Good? The result was a 7.3! Now I consider that maybe, okay -- but, good. Not in my book. In my book, a 6.5 or lower would be good. Under 6 would be great. I am really striving for that this time. One of the biggest obstacles I will need to overcome is after meal dosing. I don't know why I wait really. I don't even think about it. I just sit down to eat and then half way through, I think, "Ummm...I really should do my shot." I mostly do this with dinner which is when my sugars run the highest so I have no clue why I continue to repeat this habit.

I am reading a book called "Cheating Destiny" by James S. Hirsch. So far, this book has reminded me why I do NOT read books related to diabetes. It has been depressing although very informative, talking about the history of the disease and the invention of insulin. The things people had to go through when diagnosed was just unthinkable especially with all the advancements we have had with diabetes treatments today. I just don't like to read about it all. I am guessing because it reminds me of how really serious this disease is. How scary it can really be. Soooo.....I am reading it anyways. Maybe, just maybe, it will talk me into doing those shots before I sit down to eat.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I finally stopped lurking and opened my own blog!

Tiffany said...

So glad that you decided to post, Laura! :)

I agree with you on the book thing; I don't read personal accounts of Diabetes simply because they are all such downers. I love technical D-books, though (own quite a few).

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back!

Anonymous said...

I've heard about that book, especially the parallels between his young son's diagnosis and my daughter's.

Laura said...

Thanks for the warm welcome backs!

Sue said...

I agree with this completely, thanks for the post.

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