Friday, August 24, 2012

You are goin' DOWN - all of you!

When I'm "in the saddle" and working hard on keeping the D in check, one of the ways I try to keep focused is by keeping a written list of my meter averages and total daily dose of insulin posted on the wall of my cubicle at work.

The former is pretty self-explanatory, but the latter? Well, I've found that the less insulin I'm bolusing the less carbs I'm consuming and the more stable (and in range!) my BGs are. This is where I am now, as I get ready to buckle down:

I'm not happy with where I am, and I know I can do better. For comparison:

I was really rockin' it in January.
These are reminders that diabetes is inconsistent, but that I do have power over it - I can affect outcomes and drive change. It's empowerment on a Post-it.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, thanks for posting this! Just got done writing my averages and TDD - now let's see if I can remember to do it in a week or so..