Saturday, 21 January 2012

DSMA January Blog Carnival - Looking Forward...

For some people January is a pretty bland month. Lots of bills after Christmas, back to work after a blissful week of lie-ins rubbish weather and broken new years resolutions. I used to be one of those people who couldn't wait till Spring/Summer came around.
This year January has been very different, I've enjoyed it quite a lot and after a tough few months with one thing and the other, it's been a welcome relief and full of laughter!

So what am I looking forward to in 2012 D-wise...?

Lots of things!

Regaining control of my D (and maintaining it)
Since the end of November I've got my butt into gear and took more notice of my D. Not letting it wash over me without really caring, because I had and still have someone who I wanted to be healthy for. My 30-day average has improved, it's not back to where I want yet, but I'm heading in the right direction. A different environment at my new job has also helped and has considerably reduced my stress and BG readings!

Maintaining my lower HbA1c
Since diagnosis my HbA1c results have fallen very gradually and my last result was 7.5% which I was over the moon with! My GP (who also has D) said he'd like me around the 7.1% mark so that made the result even better. My next one is in April so I'm determined to keep in the 7's and get towards 7.1%
*crosses fingers tightly*

Raising money for Diabetes UK
I've been reading about people doing various things to raise money and this year I'm taking part :) Yet to decide where and how far (not a particularly sporty person...) but I'm going to be signing up with Aimsy for an event in the Summer, so watch this space!

Further advances in D treatments/technology
New treatments and technology are being talked about and introduced more and more which will hopefully benefit hundreds of thousands of people in the future. Any steps towards finding a cure, whether baby steps or mahoosive ones, it all counts :)

D-Milestones
This year is the third in my journey with D, and I'm hoping it's going to be an awesome one! I have my blogaversary too which always makes me smile, as truthfully I didn't think it was for me when I started out!

D-Meets!
Gotta love the D-meets! Always brilliant putting names to faces and catching up, testing at the same time and talking about D without worrying you're boring someone to death!

This post is my January entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2012/january-dsma-blog-carnival/

3 comments:

Daniel Davis said...

Enjoyed your post Emma! -Daniel

Cherise said...

You have a lot to look forward to in 2012. I wish I lived close enough to meet you in real life.

Karen G said...

Those are some terrific things to look forward to and goals to set your sights on. I too had a hard time picking just one. :)

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