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Are We Sometimes Too Hard On Ourselves When We Measure Our Blood Sugar?

Are We Sometimes Too Hard On Ourselves When We Measure Our Blood Sugar?

I can’t count the number of times I have seen someone post up “disappointment” in a reading and I comment “take the win”.

What exactly do I mean?

For those that are striving for a level of control (we) can often try to “over achieve” and get upset with ourselves if we miss some mythical target we have in our minds.

If we simply take a step back, and instead of being hard on ourselves (causing some stress which is detrimental to the very blood sugar levels we are trying to control) then maybe… read more

posted February 10, 2022 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member that's the thing - we (stress) over too many little things.

You can look back at my fasting numbers that I post up on Henry's blurb every morning and I go back and forth between 90 and 105 almost like I'm on a teeter-totter.

But seriously, those really are "awesome numbers".

I wish they were all normal - it bugs me when like this morning I saw that 5.7/103 because I "wanted" to break 100 - so I was "annoyed".

Why? is 4 points really something to stress over?

Given the accuracy of our meters that is not even a "rounding error" - makes no difference to anything, it's just a number that is every bit "well controlled" as that 99 or 98 or 78 - like I said, we don't get "bonus points".

While it is great that a number of us are "that engaged" - that will go more than a long way in protecting our long term health and function, we have to sometimes remember...

We are doing AWESOME - we are dragging the Beast around by the tail and showing it who's boss.

So ya, Take the Win and enjoy the victory 😀

posted February 11, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member give your metabolism a chance to stabilize after the changes you have made.

Most of us spent "decades" messing it up, you will see some fluctuations as it adapts to the new (reality) you are throwing at it.

You should notice an improvement at 3 months then again at 6 months but it can take upwards of a year to see the (metabolic benefit) to your changes. At that point, without making further changes that's about as "good as it is going to get).

There is a few good "diet in Type 2" studies that show that by the end of year 1 you see the full benefit and it generally stays stable then unless something causes you to progress.

I "know" we like to see a reward for our hard work - just need to be a little more patient 😀

posted February 11, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

Jerrik it takes time and alot of trial and error that work for you. It didnt come to us all right away. Since we are not cured but controlled takes alot of strength and effort; and you may feel lousy at times but it gets better. Hang in there.

posted February 11, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

and yes Graham the bragging rights! when it's close to 100 or under I dance around the kitchen 😁😅 and sing "I'm so good I'm so good it's 100". Sadly a true story 😁😆

posted February 11, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

Thank you for this !!😁😁 I am guilty of being disappointed this morning. Even though it wasn't a horrific number. My husband is like your wife. "you know you have the condition" That's what we call it just to make it more "fun" yep we're weird. We both know it's serious, but something to deal with in everyday life.

posted February 10, 2022

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