Thursday, 16 May 2013

DBlogWeek Day 4 - Accomplishments

Todays Prompt: We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.). (Thanks to Hillary of Rainie and Me for this topic suggestion.)

I've sat for a little while trying to think of an accomplishment that's stuck out during my time with D. Times where I've had no hitter days, or I had an amazing night out with perfect BGs before and after, or times where I didn't freaked out when I normally would have.

Then I thought that everyday is one more accomplishment living with Diabetes. Everyday contains its little battles and successes.

Constantly calculating my carbs
Trying to figure out if my BG is heading up or down
What am I having for dinner/lunch?
Unexpected exercise.. do I eat or not?
Will one glucotab do the trick or send me too high?
Unexpected high BG.. am I ill? Do I need to up my Lantus? Do I need to wash my hands and try again? Is my insulin still working or do I need a new pen?
Delay in eating.. will I hypo?
Cold weather.. probably more hypo's
Hot weather.. most people hypo more often, my BGs shoot up
Why the same meals and same insulin amounts give you completely different results

Dealing with all of that on top of everyday stuff is a TOTAL PAIN IN THE ARSE, but we all go on day after day with a good sense of humour and a smile on our faces :)

Go go Diabetiiicssss!
*Power Rangers style*


greenpalm said...

I'm not the PWD, my husband and daughter are, but I agree with you. Every day is an accomplishment. The days I spend less time noticing the diabetes are better ones. No doubt.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I totally agree! Each day is an accomlishment! :-)

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