Accomplishments Big and Small   D Blog Week Day 4, 8702009713 cd5e5f714b o

We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you’ve made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small – think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.).D-Blog Week

This will be short and sweet. Shortly after I was diagnosed I was taught how to read labels and adjust by insulin dosage. I was taught to add up the total amount of carbohydrate in my meal and calculate the insulin I needed based on a ratio. I was also taught to adjust the insulin dosage if m BG was too high or too low.

It was a bit tough at first. I often adjusted in the wrong direction and nutritional information wasn’t always available. I bought myself the Calorie King book and software and started learning what a cup of rice looked like and how many carbs were involved.

I learned that ( for me ) one unit of Novolog would reduce my BG by 30. I learned that I needed one unit of Novolog for every 10 grams of carbohydrate. I learned not to use that ratio if my pre-prandial BG was below 70.

I’ve become quite accomplished at managing my BG and keeping things within a desired range. Kudos to me on my accomplishment.