So after reading Diabetes Burnout this year, battling depression, getting pregnant, having all those medical “discussions” with a variety of doctors and specialists, it has been a rough 6-7 months! However, in that same time period, I have really been noticing that when I take the time to care for my body, things go so much more smoothly!
In January, my A1c was 8.8. By May 1, it was 8.1. Progress…I was also 7 weeks pregnant at this point. By June 4, after fighting the medical battles, I went back on my insulin pump. By June 12, my A1c was 6.3!!!! HUGE progress in only a MONTH! I saw my endo again on July 31, and found my A1c to be 6.1. Even better. I’ll take it! If I can keep it around this level for the duration of my pregnancy and beyond, I will be ecstatic!
The KEY? Checking my glucose levels. I am very thankful for my continuous glucose monitoring system now. When I am not using that, I poke my poor fingers so often! But the results are so worth it. I have to remember to do this.
So, after the baby is born in a few months’ time, I will need a plan in place to help me maintain this progress. It will be challenging with an almost-2-year-old and a newborn. But if I don’t care for myself, who will care for them? If I am not healthy, how can I keep them healthy? My purpose and focus no longer include just me. This is for me, for my family, for our future family.
So I will keep fighting. I will keep praying for provision to pay our bills, including all the medical bills. I am thankful the Lord has brought us thus far. And I know He will continue to take us further. So I will walk this road in faith, knowing I truly do NOT walk alone.