My last A1C was a 7.2

Why a Teen with Type 1 Diabetes Lied to her Parents by Lauren Stanford (ASweetLife)

During the time I was burnt out, I was simply that: burnt out. I was not trying to physically hurt myself. I just couldn't mentally bear diabetes management anymore. I never wanted to die and I never wished my life away. It is important to point that out because if I did feel any of those things, this would be a different story. I knew I was going to be okay one day. I really did. I just was not ready to be okay then.

I think I have diabetes burnout. I can relate to what Lauren wrote in her blog post. At my last visit the endo notes that my A1C was a 7.2. This is the first time in the nine yeas since I was diagnosed that my A1C has been over 6.5. In the last 30 days about 51% of blood glucose readings have been in the high range.

Like Lauren wrote, I just can't mentally bear diabetes management at this point. Sometimes I want to smash the CGMS against the wall. Sometime I want to remove the infusion set and not replace it.

Author: Khürt Williams

I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. Passionate about photography, you’ll find me writing about cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and capturing birds on camera. My prose is like a caffeinated squirrel—fast, unpredictable, and occasionally insightful.