Weekend Update

A couple of quick updates for the weekend.

  • The latest installment of “Which Way Is Down?” has been posted over at dLife. Go take a look if you would like.
  • I had my endo appointment on Friday. It went very well. My A1C result came back at 7.9, which is the lowest it has been in over 6 years.

What have I been doing different? Well, I upped my basals around the clock a while back. That made a big difference, and I didn’t feel like it resulted in around the clock lows.

The other big thing that I’ve been doing is to really strap down and carefully count my carbs at dinner. A lot of weighing and measuring (which I hate), but I guess at some point you recognize that it is necessary and do what you gotta do.

I’ve got a good feeling that I can fine tune even more, and get this number down even lower. My goal for the OC New Me Challenge is an A1C of 7.5 or below. If I am able to meet that goal mid-year, that is great – but I’ve got to keep it there for it to count. Not only for the challenge, but for my long term health and well being. Just like golf, lower is better.

I also had an appointment on Wednesday with my dietitian. That was the first in a series of appointments with which we are hoping to design a game plan for healthy weight loss and good blood sugar control. It was, again, an awesome appointment. Now – I just have to follow through with some of the ideas she gave me.

I feel good about where I am, and better about where I’m going.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…