I really wanna strive for 6.5 with the aim of getting a diabetes tattoo on my wrist in Jan. My previous hba1c's have been 6.8 6.9 and 7.0 and that's with barely testing. I struggle to keep on with any form of blood sugar testing, I've tried all sorts, including making myself lose money for every finger prick I don't do per day, it's made no difference. I also have the problem that my parents are really keen on a tattoo and I don't know anyone else who could help me strive for 6.5

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Comment by Brian (bsc) on November 15, 2011 at 3:29pm

Do you really mean that your parents are keen on a tattoo? My daughter is 19, I am Not keen on her getting a tattoo. But she is a 19 and at this point it is her choice. When she was 15, all she wanted was a eyebrow piercing. She was a great kid all year and consistently wanted the piercing, so for her 16th birthday, I took her to see "Tattoo Tom" and get a piercing.

I believe that if you really want a 6.5%, you can do it. And I also think that if you show that you make good choices and have thought about it, your parents will accept your decision to get a tattoo.

Comment by Zo Zo on November 16, 2011 at 8:54am
It meant to say aren't, my dad is ok with it as it's a diabetes one, I don't personally believe in getting a tattoo unless you've thought about it a lot for a long time to make sure you definitely want it
Comment by Erika Bang on November 21, 2011 at 10:05am

I have had the same struggle with testing my bg my whole diabetes life. I guess I was just sick of having to worry about it and not feel normal. I have something called brittle type 1 diabetes so it makes it even more important to test. I just turned 24 this summer and I don't know exactly what clicked but after getting in the habit of just testing before every meal and exercise its starting to become like a habit. I think from my experience its something that you have to just become determined to do for your own well being and for your future. you can't do it for any other reason but you. The more people got on me to test the less I tested. but the only way I got to a 7.3 which went down from usually 11-9 was testing 6+ times a day. So I really know how hard it is. but I think that if you really want it you'll be able to get there when your ready :). Good Luck!


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