Fill in the Blank Friday: The best I've ever felt about my diabetes was when ...

John Crowley
By John Crowley Latest Reply 2014-03-04 11:01:00 -0600
Started 2014-01-17 11:29:01 -0600

Hey DC friends, it's time for another Fill in the Blank Friday. I hope you've all had a good week. Personally, I've been battling a stomach virus most of the week. Blecht! Hope none of you get what's been going around our house. But thankfully, I'm on the mend.

Thanks to all those who participated in last week's FITBF discussion about song titles. That was a blast. You all are so creative and I must say have pretty good taste in music :-) If you missed last week's discussion, you can find it here:

As for this week, I thought it might be good to share some stories about times when your diabetes control was going well. So for this week, please fill in the blank to this statement:

The best I've ever felt about my diabetes was when …

16 replies

shorty1965 2014-03-04 11:01:00 -0600 Report

The best I have ever felt about my diabetes was when they took me off 2 of my meds and told me I was doing much better 3 weeks ago.
And so fare I have been working to keep my numbers down.
It's still hard but I do feel a lot better.
I can really feel the difference in my everyday life changes.
So keep it up because you can do it too.

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2014-02-22 00:43:16 -0600 Report

When my doctor told me that I was his best diabetic patient. Two years after being diagnosed, I was taken off one of my medications (gliclazide). I still use metformin twice a day. Now I am trying to reduce cholesterol levels through dietary changes.

Bekah Nikole
Bekah Nikole 2014-01-18 07:15:24 -0600 Report

When I had to go out and buy new clothes because I worked my way back to my high school weight. Which is the perfect weight for me. Once I realized it, it was light a light had been turned on. I found joy again in bakingand going out clothes shopping. Not to mention feeling like I could breath again.

sugarfreesweetp 2014-01-17 21:50:18 -0600 Report

After every endocrinology appointment… I am always so nervous to go because I always feel like "I could do better" - but my numbers get consistently better every time, and I always leave relieved and motivated!

GabbyPA 2014-01-17 21:12:08 -0600 Report

I didn't have a doctor or meds. I know, that sounds counter intuitive, but I knew the responsibility was mine alone then and I was much more progressive in what I did those first 9 months. I feel good now, but it's with the help of I feel in some ways I have lost a little.

LemonChocolatte 2014-01-17 17:21:23 -0600 Report

The best I've ever felt about my diabetes was when first diagnosed and realized that I had to make changes to my diet and control my stress level in order to maintain an good A1C. I made the changes to my diet, lost 11 pounds, started yoga classes, and a serious walking program. My doctor was blown away by A1C test and without meds. That was in 2006. Just knowing you can control/reverse your diabetes is uplifting.

Red-Sox-Rich 2014-01-17 13:51:00 -0600 Report

Being recently diagnosed I have to say the best I ever felt was coming to DC and seeing I was not alone and that there are many supportive people to offer support !!

jayabee52 2014-01-17 13:03:56 -0600 Report

When I learned I could mange my T2 without the use of diabetes meds by simply being aware of the things I was eating. Oh and achieving an A1c of 5.5 and losing 65 lbs didn't hurt my feelings either!