February 18, 2017
No matter what I do with my Type 2 Diabetes, all roads point back to the BASICS! I know what to do, we all do, correct?
- Monitor my blood sugar
- Eat properly
- Blah, blah!
It’s just NOT all that difficult, folks, so why my frustration? Sometimes, I just don’t know which direction to go…
Maybe it’s the repetitiveness of it — day in, day out… But, c’mon. People have WAY worse diseases/conditions than diabetes. So much of it is simply an inconvenience, the real issue for me is the cravings. Yes — it’s ALL a pain in the butt, but not an earth-shattering nightmare. Is it diabetes burnout? Is there even such a thing? Yes! (See link)
Look at that! — not really a surprise, but I haven’t read about it (burnout) in a l o n g time.
It’s the answers that count. Here are a few, if you’re “feeling the pain” — (not literally pain, but feeling the burnout of T2D:
*Accept the damn diagnosis! Again. I do think it has to be accepted every day, otherwise, the denial builds up. (Faster than a speeding bullet!)
*DO monitor blood sugar regularly and, yes, a chart helps to keep track. [Putting my big girl pants on and just charting it AGAIN.]
*Put on the damn sneakers and move your butt. (That’s called EXERCISE, which in my world is walking, and walking, and walking.) If your exercise of choice is the gym — go for it!
[A little levity never hurt.] 🙂
*Eating properly — yeah, yeah, yeah. I think the answer to that might just be changing it up a bit. “It” being the menu. I KNOW I need to work on that, because I’ve been bored to tears with what I’ve been eating lately — and, a lot of the time I’ve been eating on the run. “On the run” has never worked for me, so I’ll be doing some extra planning.
Many posts back, I ended by listing my blood sugar level and my weight. Somewhere along the line, I stopped doing it. What was I thinking? It’s certainly a good practice to keep me on track and accountable. So, I’ll be doing it again — starting right now:
Blood Sugar: 109 Weight: 149 lbs.
There — I did it!
I have a doctor’s appointment on the 24th, so I’ll see what she has to say about my A1C.
Good luck, folks! From your very DEDICATED and DETERMINED DIABETIC.