Sunday, July 16, 2006

un-motivated

I am completely NOT motivated in my diabetes care lately. I went to the endo's office a few weeks ago. My A1c was good (7.2) but I needed to do more work. I was having frequent lows. Now, I'm having frequent highs. Crappy, sick to my stomach, drink tons of water, highs. I really, really need to start logging again, and even more importantly, do some basal testing. I hate testing basals. Breakfast skips are really easy. Lunch and supper? Not so much. I THINK about doing it all the time, but it is so easy to come up with excuses not to actually stop eating, test every hour and write it down. Why is it so dang difficult???

3 comments:

cHoCoMiLkRoCkS said...

i must start logging again too. it really does help.

i've been testing my basals and they really needed to be tweaked. i'm running ok now so it's worth it.

Heidi said...

I am with you on the difficulties in getting those basal tests run!

I started a pump try-out about 3 month ago, and I was also to do basal tests - actually I still am - but except for the ones that involved skipping breakfast (that was hard enough), I haven't really accomplished that yet. I have planned to do it several times, but haven't completed, due to lows or other excuses. I am fairly active every day, and especially on days of soccer, I can forget about skipping lunch or dinner - I am too hungry and/or my BG will not be high enough to go through practice, despite the fact that I always disconnect during that time :-/

Sam said...

hey jen - same problem here. I don't think my basal rates have been right since I got my pump - which was in 1999 and a junior in high school. So many log books with one page of entries. And now I have my Dexcom to tell me if I've been really wrong which could be a blessing or a curse. One of these days though - it is important - the lows especially scare me... we'll figure it out soon enough... good luck with it all.