New Challenges

I want to share with you two challenges I am embarking on. First, I follow Kristina Simmons on Twitter. Her feed is full of inspiration and this is exactly where I got this challenge from.

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I’ve followed suit and have decided to try my hand at sending at least one challenging/gutsy email a week. I figure what is the worst that can happen? Either they say no, to whatever it is that I am asking or they ignore me? No harm, no foul. And why not put your foot out there? Might as well see what can happen!

Secondly, I am going to take real charge of my diabetes. I have been a diabetic for the last two decades and then some! That sounds crazy, but is absolutely true. And although I’ve been dealing with it for all that time, I need to really focus on this and start managing it better. That starts with more blood sugar testing and paying attention to the my carbohydrate intake and insulin needs. I’ve started to see the Diabetic Clinic at the West Vancouver Rec Centre, where you meet with a nurse and dietician. I’m learning to count carbs and how to relate that to the amount of insulin I need. This is something I had never really learned, because my Mom had gone through all the training as I was diagnosed as a child. So I’m stepping up to the plate and putting it out there into the world to know, I am taking charge of my diabetes!

Today, I’ve had two meals and have checked twice! Slow baby steps, but far better then where I was yesterday!

Until the next time…

 

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