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Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Year!


I don't know why but it bugs me to hear people talk about new years resolutions, or even to ask me about mine.  The truth is I have one every year and it is the same as the year before and I haven't broken it yet.  It is to stay alive all year long.  40 years and counting and I still keep that one resolution.  The truth is that living with diabetes is a constant chain of resolutions, goals, and obstacles that everyone not just us chosen few diabetics should do.  There are the three month goals which is to get that A1C as close to that perfect range of 6.0 to 6.5 (OK, so that is my perfect range) where your endocrinologist isn't scared that you are having too many lows and where you feel comfortable around any other diabetic and accidentally comparing numbers (we aren't supposed to live by our numbers but that is the only thing that we have to go by). So mine is always above 7.0 and below 8.0 and that is why I just think we should just have colors instead of numbers, like green for 6.0 to 7.5 and yellow for 7.6 to 8.8 and lavender for everything else.  Anyways, we then have daily carb counting and insulin regime.  Then there is constant weight, sickness and everything else.

I really just enjoy doing the best I can and if one day is a failure I can pick it right back up where I fell off.  With a resolution it sounds like if you break it once you can't get back to it.  The idea of goals, ambitions, with lots of planning and positive influences are much better in my opinion than just thinking that since it is a new year we should just try to be better.  Let's show those without the sugar diabetes that a resolution is nothing and that daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly diabetes is a bad reminder but just the hand we were dealt with to keep us between the lines.