Holy moly. I can’t believe it’s May already. April flew by way too fast. The flowers started to bloom, the pollen went crazy, while the weather took it’s time deciding what season it was, and I was busy, unfortunately not blogging as much as I had hoped.
What happened in April:
- After months of training, I ran a 10k.
- Got involved with the DSMA, participating in the Blog Carnival and Wednesday night Twitter chat (looking forward to tonight)
- Did way too many basal testings and still don’t have good rates
- Worked a lot of 18 hours days on a big work project-I made the website-my first one ever (still no idea how stress affects my blood sugar)
- Joined a gym and started lifting weights! (never lifted weights in my entire life)
- Had friends in town two weekends, went wine tasting one weekend, played outside/walked my dog (been beautiful weather) and read several books
I have found blogging is kind of similar to diabetes control. When I have time to blog/read blogs, I have time to take care of my blood sugars. When I get busy, a lot of times my good blood sugar control gets forgotten about, similar to my blog writing. When I first started writing this blog, I was hoping to write an article three times a week, ideally Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and also connect with others in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). In April, work got in the way of being able to really devote too much attention to the DOC (only wrote 5 articles and didn’t get a chance to read others’ blogs or reach out at all) so I have high hopes for May. While I was focusing on basal testing in April, days when I wasn’t basal testing and got overloaded with work, my blood sugars were affected. A little while back I wrote about my average glucose results and it was 156. Now, I’m slowly trending back up to 177.
I’m still trying to get my basal rates under good control so that will continue on in May. I still have a heavy workload but I’m going to try to balance things a little better. I have also signed up for another race, an 8k, the first weekend in June so I’ll be spending May preparing for that and still trying to maintain the discipline of going to the gym three times a week to lift weights (maybe even fit in a yoga, zumba or cycle class).
Hopefully by the end of May I will be done with basal testing-so sick of fasting. Happy May DOC!