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September 17, 2013

When I was shown a 6.8 in the spring, I was so excited. It was accurate and exciting. There are always going to be outlier numbers, but it’s the majority that matters. Yesterday I had another appointment at Joslin and I wasn’t dreading it, but I also wasn’t looking forward to it. I wished that it could have been in another month due to the half marathon. In order to run without going low, my days are filled with roller coasters. They are planned roller coasters, but they’re still ups and downs. It has made me frustrated with running. Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond excited to run this half, but I don’t like the way I feel about diabetes right now. So when my endo said my A1C is at 6.7 right now, I had two reactions. I first did not believe her, and second I felt nothing. I know that the plan I’m using now is working for me, but in a week we’ll be making changes and hopefully my outlook will go back to positive.

I'll be glad to get rid of the ups and downs

I’ll be glad to get rid of the ups and downs

This is why it’s important to remember that it’s more than just a number, and that diabetes is so much more than just one number. The environment and circumstances surrounding an A1C and regular blood sugar reading are just as important as the number.

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  1. September 17, 2013 12:43 PM

    Thank you for writing this. I can certainly relate. I have started running recently, and found that my bg levels tank right after. As a result I have started planning the roller-coaster too. I wonder if there are any good products I/we can use that would prevent it without a lot of calories. Maybe GU? Have you heard of it? I haven’t tried it for running yet. Any way, responding to the other end of your post, you just inspired me to contact my endo and make an appointment.

    Thanks!

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