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4th Annual Diabetes Blog Week – 5/13/13 – Day 1

Today’s Prompt:  “Often our health care team only sees us for about 15 minutes several times a year, and they might not have a sense of what our lives are really like. Today, let’s pretend our medical team is reading our blogs. What do you wish they could see about your and/or your loved one’s daily life with diabetes? On the other hand, what do you hope they don’t see?”

I’ll be honest, there’s not too much, at this juncture in my life, that I wish my endo didn’t see.  Today is the first day that I had numbers nearing 300 showing on my Dexcom and I hated it.  Even though there wasn’t so much I could do to stop it at that point, I still felt I was failing today.  I always climb early in the morning.  It’s a certainty.  I will start with a BG and then 1-2 hours later (not eaten breakfast or ingested anything at this point), my sugars will start rising at least 40 points, more if I don’t watch it.  Wasn’t as mindful as I could have been this morning, so by the time I was ready to eat I was already close to 200.  Take my bolus/correction, eat and up, up and away I went.  I knew it was coming, it just didn’t make it any easier.  I couldn’t stand it, so I took a small correction and right as rain, I started falling…a little too much.  And down in the trenches I went.  I’m still trying to hold back on constantly looking at my trend graph to see what’s going on.  Usually I’m good, but sometimes, my OCD self just can’t stand to see the climb on the graph, so I overdo it.  O well.  I do try and that is what matters.

Time for me to start a “new” sensor.  I have just completed 7 days on my very first Dexcom sensor ever and its still sticking strong and continues to be accurate.  I’m not willing to take it off just yet.  I am totally loving it so far and do not know what I did without it (and it’s only been 1 week).  

Until tomorrow’s post, keep on doing what you do, because you are awesome.  Diabetes won’t get the best of me!