I did something good today

By Jeanna03 Latest Reply 2010-09-25 21:27:06 -0500
Started 2010-09-25 11:32:11 -0500

I started using the livestrong site that everyone has talked about in here and I walked 1.5 miles this morning. Finally got my meter after 3 weeks of fighting with the insurance company and they still will not pay for the strips. But, I will battle with them next week.

I still want that piece of cake, but not today. I will find something else fot today.

I go for my first doctors vist on Thursday. I have compiled my list of questions. Anything else I need to know?

4 replies

GabbyPA 2010-09-25 21:27:06 -0500 Report

It sounds like you are doing great! It is so nice to go to the doctor when you know you have done all the proactive things and taken steps to take care of yourself. Your doctor should be so glad to have you as a patient. Don't let him get away with anything less. Keep it up. You are on a good road, enjoy the trip.

Always get a copy of your labs from the office to take with you. That way you can study it when you get home and compare it when you go to your next visit.

mo91108 2010-09-25 13:13:18 -0500 Report

You should ask them for your first A1C if you haven't gotten one yet because when you get your second one you can find out how great you did and it will seriously make you feel amazing. I wish my dr. did that.

AlessiaJAC 2010-09-25 13:11:25 -0500 Report

That is wonderful news Jeanna! Awesome! When I went to the doctor I brought my handy-dandy journal of my daily meter readings and my food journal because I didn't know and wanted to know if I should. For my doctor it was great and he said as long as I don't get too overwhelmed and remember to not let my diabetes control me.

Gemm 2010-09-25 13:02:42 -0500 Report

Great for you Jeanna - wish I was physically able to walk that far in a week but I'm working on it slowly (as my doc advises). I'm much better than I was a year ago as then I wasn't able to even walk from my livingroom to the end of my short driveway to check the mail and now I'm able to walk about 1/2 - 3/4 of a block (depending on how I'm doing that day) and back home most days of the week. A few days here and there I am actually able to do it 2xs a day and still be okay. I have a neighbor that has also begun walking after a recent stroke and she and I may start trying to walk together as neither of us are really able to walk far from home alone. I always carry my cell with me and make sure my husband is home when I do walk just in case I need someone to come get me if my back or knee give out. At least with a companion one of us would be able to call for assistance if the other needed it and couldn't plus with a "walk buddy" it would keep us both motivated better — or so I've read many places.

Keep up the good work and good luck with the insurance company.