Today is World Diabetes Day.
It’s an important day for those with this disease, and a day when one should reflect on their battle and how it’s going. Be it Type 1 or Type 2, it’s a day to see where you are and where you have to go.
Not to make excuses, but this past winter when I yanked my back, I fell off the wagon. To that point, for the five months or so previous, I had been doing great work. I was exercising every day, eating (somewhat) better, and my numbers were down and improving.
And then the back.
As the back finally improved, I didn’t get back on the wagon the best I could. I kept sliding. I tried to eat decent, but it was summer and I wasn’t doing everything I was doing. So it was no surprise when I went to the doctor a few weeks ago that he wasn’t too happy with my numbers as they were higher than they had been in quite a while.
Back to the drawing board.
It’s time to have accountability once again. I need to get back into blogging about this battle, and I need to start paying more attention. Eating better, exercise, and watching things is something that has to be done.
I’ve been working on this process for a couple of weeks now. I’m eating better (outside of this past Saturday), I’m getting out for walks most nights, and I’m keeping track of what I am eating. I am not probably doing all of this to the level I need to, but I’m getting there. I’m pushing myself as best I can and am hoping to keep improving.
World Diabetes Day is an important day as it’s a day for global awareness about the disease. November is also National Diabetes Month, which is time to bring attention to this disease and its impact on millions of Americans.
As I continue to push forward — be it all straight or an occasional fall and get back up — it’s also a time for me to reflect on my journey and where I need to go. I have goals still set and I hope to get to them at some point. But I also know this is a long haul and not a sprint, so I will keep pushing.
For any of you reading — if you battle with this — what kinds of things do you do to keep your everyday numbers and A1C in check?