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Can't get back in control..

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by sjm1308, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. sjm1308

    sjm1308 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We went through ivf this year and with that to focus on my control was spot on 6% having come down from 8% last year. I didn't feel it was a struggle. But the ivf failed at beginning of August and I've really let myself slip into bad habits. My predicted a1c according to the Libra app is now 8.2% and my average reading 11mmols. I just can't seem to find the motivation or get in the right headspace. I've even cancelled my 6month clinic review. I usually take my dafne diary to that app and even recording my bgs feels like too much. Any tips on how to shake this and start taking care of myself again? Thanks
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  2. vic hill

    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    can ask how did you get your HBAC1 via libre i did not think that's possible
    but things change sorry about your IVF hope it will sort out try very slowly to get back on track
    love pink ears on elephant vic 63 on insulin
  3. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    On the Libre Mobile there is an option from a menu to give an estimated HB1Ac but I'm not sure how accurate it is.
  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Oh dear, Sjm, I'm sorry to hear you cycle didn't achieve the outcome you had no doubt dearly hoped for. I can see how that would be a real body blow and how things could know on from there.

    Are you still taking your insulin and so on? Has your eating slipped a bit or are your hormones really getting into the mix of all this?

    Of course, I'm not T1 and nor do I use insulin, but it seems reasonable to expect your blood meter records a decent history of your bloods (500 readings or the like?) In that case you have some history at least that you could present if necessary. If your meter has a downloading capacity, perhaps you could download the history to keep, again, just in case you should ever need it.

    Other than that, maybe just choose one thing at a time to draw back into line (wherever you have drawn that lie for yourself), then add to it a you feel able.

    Look after yourself. High numbers can be a vicious physical and emotional circle. Don't be a stranger.
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