Monday, 29 June 2015

7.4%

I am probably the worst blogger ever. I've neglected my blog for over a month and a new blog post is well overdue. The past few weeks have been difficult, busy and for the most part, stressful; but I won't go into too much detail about that. In all honesty, diabetes hasn't been at the forefont of my mind lately, I've just been plodding along with it- I guess you could say I've been surviving- not thriving. I didn't even blog or tweet for Diabetes Week- and that's saying something! Just know that I've been trying to blog and been trying to find the right time to blog and nothing has ever felt right, I have a tendency to write drafts up and never post them...I get distracted easily.

Side note: It was my 6 year diaversary on the 21st of June!

What I'm about to say now is something that fills me with an immense amount of pride and it's taken me five and a half years to get to this point, and despite everything that's happened these past few weeks- I've managed to get my HbA1c to 7.4%! If you read my blog regularly, or if you've been reading it for a long time then you'll know that my diabetes has never really been well controlled- for as long as I can remember my HbA1c's have been over 10% and I say it took me five and a half years to get to a HbA1c of 7 because the last time I saw a HbA1c like that was literally a few months after diagnosis. I've been asked by people "How did you do it?" and the truth is, I don't know! Something clicked earlier this year and I've been on the ball with my diabetes ever since- I really can't even pinpoint what it is that I did to get back on track, it just sort of happened.

I have had the motivation for a long time, I always had bouts of it but never managed to keep up a routine for more than about a week. It's always been the way with me and for a long time I thought that was how it was always going to be. But I proved myself wrong, and I love the fact that I didn't prove anyone else wrong- because the people around me never lost faith in me- my mum and dad always reminded me that I can do this, and my consultant would always say "we'll get there..." after yet another disappointing HbA1c. And I have done it, and I've got there and I got a high 5 from my consultant and I'm proud of myself! I'm so so proud and I didn't imagine that I would have a HbA1c that is this good for a long time.

I feel as though I've abandoned my blog lately but I'm ready to get back on track. I'm glad that my first post after not blogging for a month is something positive, I'm glad that I've been able to share my awesome HbA1c as my first post back.

-Ellie

2 comments:

  1. Yes Ellie!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you - great job :D

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  2. My son was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes July 21st 2015. He went to the ER with a blood sugar level of 874 - I thought he had the stomach bug. I will never forget the day just like you. I have been learning a lot from reading blogs and glad that you post to your blog. you are not alone in your T1D fight. You are doing a great job and thanks for posting so others can learn.

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