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Old 01-10-2019, 16:56   #11
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I'm always on a journey to get better control of my diabetes but at the same time I don't get frustrated if I slip up, which I usually do several times a week. I sometimes wonder if high expectations from both the person with diabetes and that person's health team doesn't some times contribute to ones decline of mental health.

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I've gone from excellent control to somewhat slack, and then back again - sometimes every few months and now and then weekly. If it weren't for this forum, I probably wouldn't stay motivated. In helping and encouraging others I'm doing the same for myself.

So, I'd say I'm mid journey with ups and downs. Usually more ups, though.

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I've found that it is a never-ending journey and I can't get too cocky about my progress! I agree with @VeeJay that the forum is a great motivator!

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I'm eating better, but I still eat too many carbs and I snack too much and I hate having to remember all kinds of technical stuff that I can't possibly remember. It's like my mind is made of cheese cloth. I'm getting lax with measuring my blood sugar too. Oh well.

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I tend to find that when I have nothing in the pantry that I really really know I shouldn't eat, I don't have second thoughts about it and don't end up telling myself that maybe a little won't hurt.

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I read more of the "Stop eating your emotions" book. I feel better. Maybe I can get through this.

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I completed 8 weeks blood sugar diet right before Thanksgiving. From Thanksgiving until now, not tracking that tight. Need to get back on the wagon.

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My last A1C was pretty bad - 8.2% Having said that my A1Cs have run in the 8s for as long as I've been going for A1Cs - doesn't seem to have a negative impact on me - at least not for the last 52 years anyway.
Having said that I still prefer to get my A1Cs in the low 7s or possibly in the 6 range so I tried splitting my dose of Lantus which didn't seem to make much of a difference for me - a forum member suggested Tresiba and my doctor was all for that and after about a week of making adjustments my BGs have really improved significantly.
So I'll get another A1c end of April and I suspect it will be much lower next time (if this trend continues).

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My journey’s just beginning. Have been dx as prediabetes or so I guess, maybe borderline T2 if there is such a thing. Started titration of Metformin 6 days ago at 500 mg. Two pills beginning tomorrow and so on. Having a hard time coming to grips with this diabetes inevitability. What is a normal BG for one doesn’t mean that’s the same for everyone. So my daily (morning) fasting is around 138. That’s were it always is or has been since I’ve been monitoring it for the past month or so. Idk, it’s like my BP. It’s always been around 140/90. Dr’s say it’s too high take this or take that, we want it lower. Maybe for me, that’s just what it is. So I take a pill to lower my BP and it does that, but the trade off is my BG goes up. Maybe it just comes with the aging process, idk. Time to go scrap the calluses off the side of my big toes!

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Drís say itís too high take this or take that, we want it lower. Maybe for me, thatís just what it is. So I take a pill to lower my BP and it does that, but the trade off is my BG goes up. Maybe it just comes with the aging process, idk.
While we're not doctors and we can't dispense medical advice like one, many of us have been where you are. It doesn't have much to do at all with age. Many of us here have lowered our metformin doses or even gotten off it entirely by changing what we eat. There might also be a different medication that doesnít raise your BG while it lowers your BP.

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