At last night’s meeting, we talked a lot about our HbA1c. I was so proud of everyone had learned so much about their HbA1c and how they had worked so hard to lower their level. Getting to hear how everyone managed to reach their goals was really inspiring, even for me. Three weeks ago I had my HbA1c checked, and it was 5.8. That’s great, right?! In terms of numbers, yes, a 5.8 is great. But hearing about how everyone had achieved their goals made me reflect on my own diabetes care. It made me think that I was maybe having too many lows and too many highs, or maybe I’m doing everything just right for myself (which is different for everyone).
So, because of all of you incredible diabetics who inspired me, I am also challenging myself for these next three months to monitor more closely my diabetes. I’m going to try to write down everything I eat, how many carbohydrate servings are in each meal, how much insulin I am giving myself, etc. I hope to learn something new from doing all of this, and I hope it will help me achieve a great HbA1c the next month! Do you have any advice or tricks for me or for other diabetics about how you achieved your goal? Did you do anything special? Did you talk to anyone in particular who helped you reach your goals?
Hello everyone! My name is Isabella, and I am a senior at the University of Georgia with type one diabetes. I was diagnosed at the age of 19, but don't let diabetes define me. Currently, I volunteer with the Guide Dog Foundation to train puppies to be working guide dogs. I am so excited to be a mentor with Penpals United!