You may be right about my being the "Ghost of Christmas Future."I am VERY glad you have it under control... I have a question for you.
if you can turn back time when you decided to be cavalier about it, what would you change and why?
also - how much medication did you take when you decided to be cavalier and how much and what additions are you taking now.
in my opinion , you are Ratter51's 'Christmas yet to come' ghost...
My main problem was that I wasn't testing enough. I was simply assuming that what I was eating was ok. My endocrinologist was always telling me that I needed more data on my glucose meter. The strange thing was that my A1C wasn't that terribly high---6.5. But later my doctor said that for many diabetics the A1C is not always a true indicator of glucose control.
I was eating crackers, wraps, and peanut butter, but I was proud of myself because I never ate potatoes, pasta, rice, or high carb fruit. After I realized that my physical problems were caused by diabetes (believe it or not, I kept thinking it was stress), I started testing several times a day and cutting my portions way back and eliminating all of the high carb stuff I was eating. I lost about 20 lbs. Now I'm actually having to take less insulin than before. In fact, over the past few months I've had a lot of lows because of the drastic change in eating. I'm learning to control those lows by simply taking less insulin.
Let me tell you, nothing gets your attention like having numb, tingling feet and hands.