New to forum, not diabetes--Need to change

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Hi,

I'm new to the forum. I've been diagnosed with Type 2 for about 5 years. In the beginning, I had my blood glucose levels well in hand, but the last year or so, I've been in full rebellion, eating what and when I want to eat. I'm paying for it, too, with an A1C over 9.



I'm trying to turn this train around, and I'm hoping that if I participate in this forum, it will help me change my behaviors before it is too late. Thank you.



-Kathi
Posted about 9 years ago
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Hi,
My name is Marci, and I am a T2 also....your A1C startled me....what can I do to help you get back into a healthier routine? Maybe I should back up a little and ask, do you know what triggered the lifestyle change?
You are among many that are here for support. :)
Posted about 9 years ago
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Hi Marci,

Thank you for your concern. My recent A1C startled me, too. I'm not sure why it startled me--I know I've been out of control.

I'm not sure what brought about this rebellion on my part. I know that it began during a time when I was working a great deal and not sleeping very well. I started to slack off on walking (my favorite exercise) and began to stop to get takeout after work because I was tired. Of course, higher BGs makes you more tired. . .

Bottom line, I really think I just got tired of managing the disease.

I've already started to turn the train around by getting out the meter to check my blood. It's not good right now (229 fasting this a.m.). I've also started to rein in my eating, but I could do a whole lot better.

You ask how you can help. Well, it's nice to be able to talk about this and I'm open to suggestions of all kinds. Mainly, I believe I need a place where I am accountable for my behavior.

Thank you for listening.

Have a wonderful holiday!

-Kathi
Posted about 9 years ago
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Hi Kathi,
Well, sounds like you already have taken the important first step...deciding to make a change and now checking your blood sugar. I think you are so right that one of the hardest parts of diabetes is doing it everyday forever. I totally understand that. Staying motivated is so hard because it is so much work! Are you seeing a doctor who is supportive and you trust? Maybe he or she can help too?

Hope you're making it through the holiday season okay. It's always hard for me with the sweets everywhere this time of year.

Anyway, glad you've found us!
~Laura
Posted about 9 years ago