Courage and Ketones

Soooo….

My A1C is consistently in the 8s and low 9s, even when I try my hardest to fit diabetes in and manage it in my young adult college life. Has anyone else experienced consistent high A1Cs in this age range, or in general? Is this really serious?

Friend: I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.
Me: I have a dead organ floating inside my body.
Friend:
Friend:
Friend:
Friend: You know, I feel fine.
Feeling helpful.

I had a friend tell me she got tested for diabetes a few days ago, and while I assured her that they would have known something was up by now, I was also touched that she felt she could come to me for advice and because she was scared. It felt great to be the person she wanted to talk to in her situation!

Need a diabetes app?

I really like MySugr. It’s free in the App Store, and it’s a pretty cute little concept! Kind of an interactive log book that keeps track of a lot of your stuff. Give it a try, it’s free! Also I realize I haven’t been posting very much, so sorry!!! I have been busy with college and a crazier but awesome life. You guys rock!!

That awkward diabetic moment when

You go to test and you have no more strips.

This isn’t a promo, I just got this app because my doctor said it was good. And really, it is. I don’t use it ALL the time, but you can look up foods (like Calorie King) and it’ll keep track of protein, fiber, carbs, calories, etc. for your whole day. You can look through restaurants, different foods, or search. It’s pretty nice.

This isn’t a promo, I just got this app because my doctor said it was good. And really, it is. I don’t use it ALL the time, but you can look up foods (like Calorie King) and it’ll keep track of protein, fiber, carbs, calories, etc. for your whole day. You can look through restaurants, different foods, or search. It’s pretty nice.

Me: I'm totally high right now. I've gotta check my blood sugar.
Meter: 128.
Me: ....whelp.
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Time: I pass.
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Me: Sweet Baby Gandhi I'm so lllloooooowwwwww.
Meter: 345
Me: ......*facepalm*.

I thought this whole sensor business would be awful, until I realized it’s like a blood sugar stalker, and I’m the inside man keeping track of the mission.

Reblog if you are a confident, brave, strong diabetic!

Sensors?

I just got one put in. My doctor wanted it done for a week so she can figure out why I’m having such a hard time controlling my blood sugar. I could have told her without having to have a sensor, keep records, or check my blood sugar an abnormally high amount of times a day. Stress, hormones, school, and regular teenage life. Because shockingly, I have a normal life with diabetes. I was afraid to tell her though, since she probably would have gone into shock at the prospect.