Is your self esteem really measured by you A1C? I'm not even diabetic, but my daughter's A1C effects my self esteem. I am not going to get all depressed when it is higher than last time though. (Cuz it totally is.) But I was starting on the "I could have been doing this better." and the "What did I do wrong?" bit. The reality is that she has been sick almost the entire month which has been sending her numbers to the moon. When you are getting your A1C checked every month like she is it's bound to take a big jump like that sometimes. Since the A1C is measuring how well you are taking care of the Diabetes Beast it is really hard not to think what you could be doing better and not take it personally. Since our house has been in complete chaos this last month there is a TON of room for improvement.
Yesterday was the 4 month anniversary of her diagnosis (not that I am counting.) and every time we meet with her Endocrinologist I learn something new or think of something I should be doing better. I would pay money (assuming I had any) for someone to come into my home, set us up on a schedule and be the adult to enforce it. (I hate being a grown up most of the time.)
So yes the monthly Endo appointment today was fine. Big changes were made and I really need to bring my best game this month or next month isn't going to be pretty. I will be grateful when this stupid "honeymoon stage" is over so things will mellow out a bit.
I am looking for advice on:
~Breakfast foods that 1) don't require me to wake up an hour early and 2) don't send her numbers high like cereal does.
~When you are busy (or side tracked) what is the best way to stay on a schedule when you are not used to sticking to one?
~I am worried about giving insulin before she eats now. Any advice on this would be handy.
~What are some good protein snacks? She is so tired of string cheese.
~And how do you keep your sanity?
Emphasis on the last question applying it to ANY aspect of life. Thanks!