Slow and Steady-Chasing 6.0
A couple of weekends ago, I went to the lab to have my A1C, C-peptide, Vitamin D and Thyroid levels checked. I was excited. I wanted to see what my A1C and C-peptide levels were. I always tell myself my A1C is going to be higher than what it is, so if it’s high I want be disappointed–it’s a mind game I play with myself, it works for me.
I am scheduled to see Wes (NP-Endo) on Thursday, I couldn’t help myself. I called the office, asked the young lady if my lab results came in. Guess what?! My A1C is 6.2! I’m moving slow and steady to 6.0! I am breaking away from the mental block I was given a few years ago! I’m not going to lie. I needed to know what the standard was and is, but I realize my body has changed, not on oral medication anymore and pancreas isn’t working like it use too. If I maintain 6.2 for the next 3 months I am satisfied. If I can move it down to 6.1 I will be even more satisfied. I am learning with diabetes you have to take baby steps, bolus correctly, adjust insulin, maintain a low carb way of life, exercise–I see progress. I want to be honest with you–I do have days where I wonder 205, how did I get that number? Stress kills, it’s terrible for diabetic’s. I vent, correct, pray that it comes day and I let go.
I am the turtle and diabetes is the hare.