Quarterly Review = SMASHED IT 💪🏻
I know this is very late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR! It is safe to say that this year did not start how I hoped it would. Over the past few weeks, I have been through every emotion under the Sun and have had a rollercoaster ride with Diabetes.
I was meant to be moving to Kent, but to cut a long story short, I am now staying put.
Over the last few weeks, I have had high sugars, not eaten, missed injections and suffered with hypos. This added to everything else going on has made me feel quite poorly both mentally and physically. It has also made me realise the impact that stress can have on BG levels.
But despite all of that, things are starting to look much better. I took some time out and gave myself the time I needed to look after myself. I am now taking my Insulin religiously and making sure I am eating.
I had my quarterly review with my DSN today, which I was dreading. I thought my HbA1c would be through the roof again and I would get a bollocking for being a terrible Diabetic.
I could have fainted when she told me that my HbA1c had remained at 48mmol/l. HOW?! She also said that unless I need it, she doesn't think she needs to see me in another 3 months because I have my shit together... 🤔
The only change she suggested is to have something for breakfast so I can have a little bit of Insulin to back up my Basal. My BG creeps up every morning when I don't Bolus for breakfast and it ruins my generally stable figures. I believe this is referred to as 'The Dawn Phenomenon'.
So, 2020 has got off to a bumpy start, but I am determined to get my act together and manage this as well as I know I can.