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American Diabetes Month 2015 - Day 3: Progress

It's Day 3!  We've been to the base information of American Diabetes Month, and I gave you a bit of background on one of the issues that begins to cause issues in my day-to-day operation.  Today is a brand new day, though.  There are so many positives to the changes that I've made in my live over the last 18 months.

I've touched on this in the past, but the Hemoglobin A1c is the tool that is used to determine how close you have been paying attention to your blood glucose in the past (more emphasis on the recent past).  Prior to leaving college, I had taken VERY poor care of my blood sugars, sometimes going DAYS without testing.  This is a highly dangerous thing to do, and I don't suggest anyone follow what I did when I was in college as I'm sure it will have caused irreparable damage that I won't really find out about until much later in my life.  What changed is that I started getting the idea that my life was important, that my blood sugar being in the correct range could completely transform my life from one that is laden with no care for my body's health to one where I realize that decisions I make now have consequences down the line.

I've posted in the past the progression of my A1c, but I also realize that keeping my A1c low isn't always going to happen.  There are definitely times where no matter what I do, nothing seems to fix the fact that my blood sugar is riding a bit high.  This is known as temporary insulin resistance, and the only real way to prevent it is to go to a completely diabetic diet, which emphasizes the 'good carbohydrates', and that is one of my next steps...there are a lot of next steps to my continued wellness improvement plan.


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