My Diabetes Inklings

Chasing Perfection

In diabetes management, numbers seem to rule our lives. Doctors judge our diabetes “control” from our three-month blood glucose average (HbA1c). They look at the numbers to see if our cholesterol and lipids are within acceptable range. Our weight gets pulled into consideration, especially if we are insulin resistant. Finally, they look at our blood glucose levels that we ever so diligently record and bring into every appointment with us (/sarcasm) to see how we go day to day.  Continue reading “Chasing Perfection”

My Diabetes Inklings

Taking Mental Breaks

Diabetes takes up majority of my brain space and my life. There are limited times and places where my diabetes isn’t put on the spotlight. Things have been slightly hectic at the moment with my PhD project, other project works and being on the organising committee for the upcoming Young Leader in Diabetes training in Vancouver. So lately, I’ve come to appreciate moments where I get a chance to take a mental break from everything. Continue reading “Taking Mental Breaks”

My Diabetes Inklings

I slept in and skipped gym today…and it was okay

We often talk about being kind to ourselves and resting. But do we actually do this? I know I usually nod in acknowledgement but wave it off. There is always something that needs to be done. Any down time I have typically ends up being interrupted by thoughts of all the things I could be doing.  Continue reading “I slept in and skipped gym today…and it was okay”