Pardon me if I’m about me today – but I have such good news to share!
If an anonymous comment goes unread, is it still irritating? – Brandon Specktor
I got such a great report from the eye doctor yesterday! Each year I walk in his office with a prayer running through my head – “Please God, let there be no retinopathy.” For twenty years I’ve enjoyed wonderful reports and he always says, “If I didn’t know you had diabetes, I would not be able to tell by looking at your eyes.” I have one thing to say – THANK YOU, LORD!
All the glory belongs to God. As I said not long ago, it’s sure not due to my wonderful A1c, as it was a whopping 9.3 at my last appointment – yikes! I’m now taking 40 units of Levemir every night – and my fasting blood sugars have lowered substantially – I’ve written them down for the past couple of months. I’ve had nothing over 170, but this morning it was 80. So, this is truly a balancing act.
I had a chiropractor ask me once why I don’t just lose all my excess weight and get rid of diabetes. Hmm… I never went back to his office. I wonder why? Newsflash… when I hit my goal weight, I’ll still be a diabetic. Yes, a controlled diabetic – but it will never go away.
Fitness – if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. – Cher
A big thank you to everyone who sends me messages of encouragement – facebook, twitter, email – the prayers and uplifting words really help me as I walk this path. When you send encouragement, I find the next stepping stone. I appreciate your prayers on my behalf.
Everyone has challenges in life – and I guess diabetes is mine. It gets so frustrating because I go along thinking everything is fine – I’m eating right, exercising and drinking plenty of water, but check my glucose and it’s too high! Or, as it was this morning – I think I’m in the normal range and check my fasting glucose and it’s down to 80. I’ve stopped trying to apply logic to something so illogical. I don’t try to explain why it’s high or low anymore. I just try to fix it.
So many things affect blood glucose levels. I understand that it’s more than just eating, exercise and water consumption. Overall health and stress levels have an effect on it. Are you good at avoiding stress in your life? It’s tough, but I’m working on it.
Today I just need to praise God for His blessings in my life. I’m so thankful for good eyesight and no signs of retinopathy! It’s a big deal – and a big blessing. There are three things I want to avoid on this journey – kidney problems, nerve damage and blindness.
Twenty one years… and I’m still truckin’ along. I guess God’s not finished with me yet. 🙂