I have been a diabetic for 6 years. LADA pump wearer. I have passively accepted my diabetes. Meaning some days I accepted it some days I pretended like it wasnt there. I am a RN and spend my days taking care of blind amputated patients that had the same response to their disease as I have had. Time to wake up and move past the stages of grieving. So here goes.
I started watching everthing I eat because I want good bg control and I have about 15 lbs I would love to loose to make me happy with me. This wont make me look great on any chart but this is where I feel great. Low carb is always the way to go for me. So I am eating less than 30 carbs per meal planning smart choice snacks, walking on the treadmill 20 minutes everyday I am not working.
So far so good. I am feeling empowered and in control for the first time in a long time. Part of my new plan is also to goto my Endo once a month until I feel like I have battled all my deamons and feel comfortable with going it alone for longer periods.(having to be acountable for my readings once a month keeps me in line). So first month is up, time to proudly show her what I have done for myself. First my pump wont download so no readings to brag about and second after all my efforts I gained 4lbs. WHAM motivation sinking fast.
Well for the first time ever I got advice and not a well you should try harder lecture. She started me on symlin 15 at everymeal increasing to 30 on the third day. I am now 5 days into it and found myself yesterday adding carbs just so I could take it. This is not a good idea (I think). So I think I will keep it to meals over 25 carbs and see what happens. Its alot to think about and figure out but I like the challange. Joining a good community for insparation too is part of my goal. This is my first stop and I am loving it so far.