Today REALLY felt like spring outside in the bay Area... but in sharp contrast with the gorgeous day outside, today was the day of the funeral for the 4 fallen Oakland Police officers
who were mourned @ the Oakland Arena. On my way to my appointment, I drove past the caravan that was bringing some of them (or some of the dignataries that attended) into the ceremony. I felt the hair in the back of my head stand... it was such a sad feeling...
Then again, today too was my follow-up appt. with my endo. I made the conscious decision to stick with Dr. Linde in Palo Alto, though it's not precisely the nearest endo, but I am SO happy with him and his shared medical appointments that I don't see a reason why I can't put up with the commute from Berkeley to see him once every three months.
I got my A1C back: I am now @ 6.9, which I am not proud of, but it's the result of the things I am doing (and not doing):
-I am stressing up a lot. Need to apply my own suggestions
-I have been walking more than before since we moved to Berkeley, but it's still not enough. For the past week, Andreina has gotten me into Turbo Jam
, which has shown visible results: my 7-day average went down from 148 to 135. And it will keep going down...
-... because my endo also wants me (and I am ready for the leap too) to research CGM options
, so I can take advantage of the technology. Changes in insurance have led me to keep postponing this, but it is my goal to determine the direction I will be going in with regards to CGM before July.
I owe it to myself, to my family, to you guys in the community and... even to those fallen officers, to bring my A1C back in the low 6's again, where it was a little over a year ago.