These two summaries are a little more than a year apart, the first being from Nov 2017-Feb 2018, and the second being Jan 2019-April 2019. There is really so much I could say about then versus now and my whole outlook on my disease and my health… but I’m really just kind of taken aback by how my quality of life is so drastically different between these two times…
I was so frustrated with having diabetes and feeling alone with it and victimized by it due to a lack of knowledge and motivation to change how I managed it. At the earlier point in time, my moods would swing wildly day to day as my numbers did. I couldn’t put to words how gross I was feeling because I was so used to grogginess, nausea, shakiness, sleeplessness, moodiness (etc. etc.) that I didn’t know that life wasn’t meant to feel like that every day.
I just felt very stuck and helpless and defeated
I know this all may sound melodramatic, but I am so thankful to have had this year to learn how to take care of my disease and get up to date with all the amazing technology that is out now. I feel grateful that I’ve had the ability to use this forum and others to not only gain knowledge but also support and understanding from others.
I’m definitely not done learning how to tweak things and learning how to manage my condition rather than let it run my life. But I’m really happy with and proud of what I’ve been working on, and I just feel a lot better overall