Over the last few weeks I have been noticing a lot more highs. Like, way too many more high blood sugars. Too many for my liking. I am not exactly sure why these highs are coming because I have been eating a lot better. Not eating as well as I would like to, but definitely not eating as much fast food or crappy food as I once had. I am also testing my blood sugar more frequently. This may be why I am noticing more highs because I am actually testing to see the highs, as opposed to not noticing when I was not testing as much. I have gotten back into the habit of testing every hour while I am at work and then a couple of times while I am at home. I am not happy with these numbers at all, so the only way to change them is to make a change and do something about it.
I am excited for my endo visit next month (It’s been almost 9-10 months since I last saw her due to schedules never matching up). I am super excited because I will be getting a new prescription for more sensors for Medtronic. I would love to try to the Dexcom, but I haven’t had a chance to yet.
Back to making changes to get my blood sugars lower. Here are the 5 things that I’m going to do in the month of October to try and reach my blood sugar goals.
- Eat a salad for lunch – not only is this going to help keep the blood sugars down, but it will also help my diet. For the last month or two my lunches consisted of dinner left overs or pizza or a hoagie from the restaurant right next to my office.
- Exercise consistently – Not only am I going to get more of a planned daily exercise, but anytime that I see that my blood sugar is going high, or it is already high, then I am going to go for a walk. Going for a walk in the middle of the day may seem fun, except, it is in south Florida, where it is still 90 degrees, one day away from October.
- Test more often – I mentioned this above, but without knowing what my blood sugar is when I go several hours without testing, than I can not successfully manage my blood sugar and get it to where I want it to be.
- Overall healthier lifestyle – I mentioned eating salad for lunch and exercising consistently, but there are other things that lead to a healthier lifestyle. Trying to get to bed earlier (which usually doesn’t happen), eating healthier breakfast and dinner and snacks, more water, less soda, etc.
- Eliminate stress – this is a lot easier said than done, but high stress definitely leads to higher blood sugars for me. Just test my sugar during an Eagles game, especially the way that they are playing now. I need to take a deep breathe and eliminate as many stressful things as possible.