14-day average success

By diabeticmidfielder Latest Reply 2010-05-24 23:34:46 -0500
Started 2008-06-23 07:24:00 -0500

Many of you will recall my dad (John Crowley) mentioning a while back that he had challenged me to bring my 14 day average down to 150, with a reward in store if I met that goal.

At first I was very diligent and I got my average all the way down to about 160. Then I broke my nose playing soccer, and I had to have surgery. Maybe I'm just making up excuses, but the surgery really threw off my blood sugars and immediately my 14 day average went up again.

I just saw my endo last thursday and he was not pleased with my control, just as I'm not either. Over the last 4 days, I've been as diligent as when I was first diagnosed and with my lunch test today, my 14 day average is…(drumroll) 150! and rapidly heading down.

The morning of my endo appointment, my average was 209, so to have it down to 150 in 5 days is pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

Hooray for better control!

16 replies

JoJoCooks 2008-07-02 03:47:06 -0500 Report

CONGRATS!! You GO!! Keep up the good work…any chance making a bet with your Dad…I could really use a reward…LOL. Enjoy your July 4th Weekend.


Lizbrei 2008-07-01 06:58:37 -0500 Report

Congratulations! I know how hard that was to do!!!! I'm curious, what was your prize? I'm Type 1 also and trying to stay motivated is really hard because it's so much work. I think I'm going to give myself a prize incentive!!! Have you ever tried to compete with someone else? I'll try and beat you with a 145 average! It might actually be fun :) Hope your nose is feeling better too.

Ginetteb 2008-06-25 14:32:26 -0500 Report

Congratulations. Your dad has been a great help, guide and gourou for us all. Keep up the good work. We all know you can do it. I had a cousin who was a juvenile diabetic and 60 years ago, she did not have all the tools we have today and I remember my aunt having to measure everything she ate, having to take sugar off everything and her taking 2, 3 and at times 4 injections per day. They did not have the individual monitors we all have now. She was in the hospital more often than not. Anyway, I remember her refusing candy when all us cousins were together saying that she was not allowed to take any. I remember the discipline she had even as a young child. I was little myself and she used to fascinate me.
Well, honey, I wish you the same vigilence and the same discipline and the same determination she had 60 years ago when she was all of 8, 9, 10…
Keep up the good work. You are a very good looking young man and you a have a life time ahead of you. If you make the changes now, they will become second nature to you and you'll never have to worry about them again and you'll live a long, long time.
Hey, what are you gonna do with the $100?Ginette

CARGO DROP 2008-06-25 08:55:21 -0500 Report

About the post-surgical surge — that's common! Don't let it get to you! What REALLLY freaks me out is how high my BG goes when I wind up in the hospital - whether for surgery or not!

When I was 30 (35 years ago) I could get my BG level down (80-120) in less than a week — now it takes 3-6 weeks :-(

jani 2008-06-23 15:36:10 -0500 Report

Wahoo! Now that is the best $100 investment we have made in a long time. You are awesome son!


jupton1 2008-06-23 12:22:07 -0500 Report

Great job,keep up the great work.Maby we could start a discussion or a vote,just kidding..I think You still deserve a reward..Dont ever give up You can do it..John U.

Dancehawk 2008-06-23 08:36:24 -0500 Report

and grats hun!!!!!!!
you can do it!!!!!!!
weeeeee… now do not give up keep going, and know we are rooting for you!


morris.js 2008-06-23 08:43:05 -0500 Report

No, your not "making up excuses", Surgeries do have an impact on your levels. along with stress and pain.
I'm proud that you have regained your control, as some would get discouraged and say why bother.
Both you and your father are inspirations to all of us here!
Thanks for sharing.

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