Welcome to Day Three of Diabetes Blog Week. If you are participating, don’t forget to link your One Thing to Improve post on this list. (Please enter your Blog Name and the URL for your One Thing To Improve post.)
Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at. Today let’s look at the flip-side. We probably all have one thing we could try to do better. Why not make today the day we start working on it. No judgments, no scolding, just sharing one small thing we can improve so the DOC can cheer us on!
Damn, is it just me, or is this topic hard?? I feel like there are so many things I could chose from. You’d think after over 32 years with Type 1 I’d have it all down and be perfect by now. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Something tells me I’ll always have some diabetes related task that I could improve on. And that was really what I had in mind when I wrote today’s topic. The aim IS NOT to beat ourselves up and make a huge list of things we need to fix. Instead, the aim is to head in the right direction by picking just one small thing to start working on TODAY. And with that in mind, here is just one thing I can (and will) improve:
I’ve developed a bad habit of procrastinating when it comes to my CGM low alarms. It might send up a “Low Predicted” flair and I’ll promptly clear it and go back to whatever I’m doing. If I’m especially engrossed in something, I tend to ignore the actual low alarms also. My CGM can tell me that my blood sugar is 48, and I might ignore it because I don’t feel low. The fact is, I have the CGM because I usually don’t feel my lows so telling myself that the CGM must be wrong because I don’t feel low is nothing short of idiotic.
So starting today, I will test each time a “Low Predicted” or “Low” alarm sounds. I rarely ignore the high alarms, but I’ll make sure I don’t backslide on those either.
What diabetes task do you feel you could improve?