Last January, I made some goals and wrote them down. One goal included reaching an A1C of 6.5%. For years I was just “living” with my diabetes, doing the necessary pump changes, finger pokes, etc, but never REALLY striving for something better. I wanted to change that.
2017 was a great year for me and my diabetes care. I have the instagram community to thank, as well as all of you, my blog readers! Thank you for your support.
Because of your encouragement and support, I surpassed my goals and this year, I’m raising them (technically lowering)! I want to maintain an A1C below 6%.
In November 2016, my A1C was a lousy 7.6%. I KNEW I could do better, so I set goals, like I mentioned above. I quickly met and surpassed my goals with the following quarterly A1Cs: 6.5%, 6.7%, 6%, and finally 5.9%.
It just goes to show that if you truly want something, you can reach it! I had to make many lifestyle changes, but my health is benefiting from them, so what’s the harm? I still eat low carb and that has single-handedly been the best decision I have incorporated into my D-life.
Less carbs = less insulin = less BG fluctuations.
To reach my 2018 goal of maintaining an A1C of less than 6%, I will focus on making each day the best it can be. Each quarter, every three months, I see my Endo, so there is always something to strive for. I will make less unhealthy exceptions and stick to what I know works for me. In the end, my life is on the line, maybe not immediately, but in the future.
So here’s one more thank you! I wish you all the best in 2018.
P.S. I achieved all of my goals last year, even if I modified one of them. My goal to run 1017km was quickly amended to biking instead. I biked 1494 total KM, mostly because I ride bike to work nearly every day! And, as mentioned above, I maintained my low carb lifestyle and hit my A1C goals. Writing your goals down is so very important.