Fill in the Blank Friday: The one thing I want to change about my diabetes in 2014 is ...

John Crowley
By John CrowleyCA Latest Reply 2014-02-21 14:38:29 -0600
Started 2014-01-03 10:07:54 -0600

Happy New Year and happy Friday! Can you believe it's 2014 already? And it's time for another Fill in the Blank Friday.

I am grateful for all of the good input from last week's FITBF discussion about changes you'd like to see on the site. We are listening and working hard to make improvements. We truly appreciate your ideas and help to make this site better and better. Here's the link for anyone who missed the discussion:

In the spirit of the New Year, I wanted to ask you all to envision one simple change you want to make in regards to your diabetes this year. What do you want to be different as we come to the end of this year?

So for this Friday, please fill in the blank to this statement:

The one thing I want to change about my diabetes in 2014 is …

28 replies

Bluegill88 2014-02-21 14:38:29 -0600 Report

I have made on change in my meal plan. I am eating a salad for my evening meal only. By doing this I see an improvement in my b/g reading. I was getting a reading between 180-190 after my evening meal. Now I am getting 117 reading after my evening meal. My morning reading this morning was 117 at 06:30. Most of my morning reading has been in the area of 159-189. To me this is an improvement.

jmgcat 2014-01-18 20:13:09 -0600 Report

Belated Friday…hehe

The one thing I want to change about my "Mother's" diabetes in 2014 is…
How IMPORTANT it is take her insulin daily!!

Kelley Fields
Kelley Fields 2014-01-03 23:00:11 -0600 Report

…do the right thing! Back to the basics! Eat right, exercise regularly, test BG, take insulin count carbs!!!the balancing act is back for 2014 !

Shershe699 2014-01-03 20:12:38 -0600 Report

Our local hospital offers free monthly workshops, so I'm going to sign up for those. I also attended a series of workshops last summer & I'm going to get out that material & reread everything. Hopefully, that will be just what I need to get back on track. Plus reading more posts on here.
Best of luck!!

kimfing 2014-01-03 17:35:36 -0600 Report

Im still new so im under great control. So the only thing i can think of is, i wish they would find a cure

GabbyPA 2014-01-03 15:33:50 -0600 Report

My consistency!!

I go all gang busters so often and then I get muddled and confused and loose my way. I started something in October that has been working and I really just want to stick with one thing for the year and get myself where I would like to be.

Shershe699 2014-01-03 15:20:19 -0600 Report

For the first five months after my diagnosis last June, I followed my eating plan perfectly & dropped 60 pounds with no problem. Now I'm struggling with making wise food choices & I haven't lost any more weight. I'm not sure what's going on with my thinking, the one thing I want is to get back on track with my eating!!

Lolo4 2014-01-03 20:05:58 -0600 Report

I'm going through the same thing. I was diagnosed 3 years ago with type 1 and I did great the first 6 months. I ate great, exercised, and tested regularly. Then my mind set changed and made very poor choices with food and stopped exercising I carried on for about a year then I got out of my rut for about 6 months. Again the cycle I am repeating. Another year of bad choices a lot of weight gain and depression!!! I am struggling to get back on track. I can't seem to get my mind back in the game!! I want to so bad!! I feel so much better physically and mentally.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-03 14:36:32 -0600 Report

I want to lower my A1C have been at 6.5 got a year. It could be my normal, however, I will make this an adventure and see what happens.

denipink57 2014-01-03 14:17:12 -0600 Report

i want to eat an interesting and yummy lunch to schedule instead of not knowing what to eat and so eating too late.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-03 14:34:57 -0600 Report

Deni it seems you need to organize and plan your meals so you can eat on time. Thankfully, I don't worry about that. I eat when I am hungry and use snacks to keep my blood sugar balanced.

For lunch I had a turkey sandwich (cooked turkey Sunday), with 2 slices of white bread covered in gravy a cup of coffee and a warm cinnamon roll. Went outside shoveled the walk again and cleaned off the car. I am now ready for some yogurt. Burned up my lunch carbs.

I do not spend my time worrying about food. I have to many other things to do. I know what I can and cannot eat, how much to eat so I just eat. If I want something high in carbs, I make sure I go out and do something active. I have not had a high in several months.

Stop focusing on food and plan the meals that way you know what you are going to eat. I know what I am having for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks for the next week.

denipink57 2014-01-03 16:55:30 -0600 Report

my problem is i have always been a sandwich eater. never any variety. just the same thing every day. well now i have a book of meal plans so i am going to learn how to eat much better lunches. i am just learning.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-03 19:59:08 -0600 Report

I only eat sandwiches when I have an urge. I bought a sectioned microwaveable container and would take left over dinner for lunch. I would sometimes make lunch a day or two ahead of time.

denipink57 2014-01-04 04:24:02 -0600 Report

see this is what i want to do. learn how to cook so i can freeze meals for easy choices next day or next few days. right now i am just learning to eat from a meal plan. yesterday i made a grocery list for today to buy my ingredients for my dinners. next i will do lunches and then next breakfast. i bought this great diabetes meal planner off amazon and another great book of recipes and another book on how to count carbs.

i had been eating a Paleo diet but my Endo told me eating that way is all wrong for a diabetic so i have made the change. i am glad i did because my blood sugars are now in the zone and i am feeling so much better. before my focus was to lose weight today my focus is to control my diabetes better and i am sure doing that the weight loss will come.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-04 13:21:52 -0600 Report

This is what I do. If I make a whole chicken for dinner, I cut it in half and freeze half. Being the southern girl I am, I buy Kale and Collards, clean them, use smoked turkey to cook them and divide them into containers and put them in the freezer. I do the same thing with green beans. I buy a bag of plain frozen meatballs, make my own burbon sauce. Put them in my slow cooker, divide them in bags and freeze them. I make a big pot of chili and divide and freeze that. This way when I want a meal, all I need is to put something out, thaw and add sides and dinner is ready. I make a batch of waffles and freeze them separately for breakfast. Add an egg, bacon or sausage and sugar free syrup and I have breakfast.

I read somewhere that the Paleo diet is not good for diabetics. I don't do fad diets or every kind of diet that comes out. I also do not do supplements.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-04 18:13:54 -0600 Report

LOL as they say, Git er done. You can do it. When you think about it, if you prepare enough meats and freezable sides, you always have lunch and dinner. I don't worry about breakfast because any food in the house is breakfast food.

Leslieluv21 2014-01-03 13:28:39 -0600 Report

The one thing I want to change about my diabetes in 2014 is lower my A1c and better my management! I CAN do this!!

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-01-03 10:53:11 -0600 Report

I will be the boss of my A1c, for the 1st time ever. !st one after pump start was 7.8, I will hit 6 by 2015, right it down, it's gonna happen

Jennieetch 2014-01-03 10:34:03 -0600 Report

I want to stop letting it control me. I need to stop using it as a crutch for what I can't do. I want to get back to my caring self. I don't like this selfish me. I was type 2 for many years but my world fell apart when I was changed to a type1. Not sure why.