Thank You!!!

By debcox Latest Reply 2015-03-30 22:15:03 -0500
Started 2015-03-24 11:02:22 -0500

I have to say thank you because this group has helped me a lot. Two weeks ago when I was leaving on vacation, I ate right and exercised but I had a reading of 122 and was starting to freak out a bit as my readings are usually between 85-95. Then, I remembered a few people talking about how stress can affect our readings. I had my grandsons here and was running around keeping them busy while preparing for a 12 day trip which included 4 days of driving with my daughter and 3 grandsons. I was quite stressed and my numbers showed it that day and the day we left the resort to return home. I decided not to worry too much about the numbers on those two days as I did great otherwise.

I returned home safely with only 4 moderately high readings (both at the beginning of our travel days) and no weight gain. I exercised daily (15K steps a day), swam and had fun with my immediate and extended family. I actually ate well keeping my carbs down and it was awesome not having to deal with insulin.

Thank you all for your help.

7 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-03-30 22:15:03 -0500 Report

HI debcox! Yes, stress can have all kinds of effects on our body. Sounds you maintained your perspective through all of this, and took good care of yourself. Excellent! Thanks for sharing this.

GabbyPA 2015-03-25 08:04:52 -0500 Report

Vacations are good for us in so many ways. It sounds like you had a great one. Now you are home and get back into your routine, you will be back where you want to be.

RebDee 2015-03-24 12:21:16 -0500 Report

Glad you had a great time on your vacation and your Diabetes reflected your emotions so MAZAL TOV to you and the next time, don't stress the small stuff when you plan another vacation.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-03-24 11:25:47 -0500 Report

My range is the same as yours. I NEVER freak out because it is a waste of time and energy over something you really can't control every waking minute of your life. If my blood sugar goes to 122 that is still in a normal range for me. I don't get concerned unless it goes over 150 which is rare. Even then I don't freak out.

Life is short, I enjoy life and I don't worry about being a diabetic every waking minute any more than I think about it. It is not the focus of my life. When I die I want to know I died enjoying life and doing things I want to do.

debcox 2015-03-24 12:56:13 -0500 Report

I realized that I was stressing out more about the reading than I should have after the first time which helped it come down considerably the second time.

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