Getting Active!

I’ve been getting active, and I mean that in more than one way! Like I said before, since December I have been really wanting to get more active in the t1d community and take control over my diabetes. I’ve also been trying to be more physically active.

I am super excited in how active I have been in the t1d instagram community. I am starting to make new diabuddies and learn about opportunities and how others make it through this struggle called diabetes. I have been really trying to find type one diabetics in the Savannah area, but it’s kind of difficult when you don’t know where to start.

Luckily I follow a page called Diabetic Running Podcast where I learned about Type One Run, an organization who’s mission is “To improve and enrich the lives of all those touched by Type 1 diabetes through running and community engagement.” Let me tell you my excitement when I found out about this group! I did get a little discouraged at first when I found out there wasn’t a Savannah chapter yet. The thought crossed my mind to start one up myself, but I didn’t want to do the organization a disservice if I couldn’t be consistent. About a week or two later I see that there is a Savannah chapter! I joined their Facebook group and find out that they have a couch to 5k running program.

So hopefully I can find me some running diabuddies in my area! It would be nice to have someone who can relate on a personal level! The program begins tomorrow and is 6 weeks long. I will try my best to post weekly updates. Wish me luck as I try to be awesome lol. I also linked a photo of the program , the Facebook link for the program, as well as a little more information from the group below if any one wants to do it as well.

Type One Run: Couch to 5K

“Designed with T1D trainer Cliff Scherb from Tristar Athletes @tristarathletes featuring workouts from diabetic health coach Lauren Bongiorno @lauren_bongiorno this beginners 6 week couch to 5K program will easily get you across the finish line.”

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It’s Been A While Mr. Endo…

Whelp, yesterday I had my first endocrine appointment in almost a year, I think it was actually 11 months. You might ask “Well, why would you not see your endo in that long?” The answer is simply that it was expensive, it was intimidating, and appointments were only like ten minutes long.
For ten minutes I didn’t feel like it was worth the 2 hundred odd something dollars, especially when I can make the same simple changes that he makes. Also, which may have been a reason to keep going was that it gave me somebody to be accountable to.

The Appointment:
Well I wouldn’t be surprised if my kidneys are leaking more protein than they previously were. In the past, when I first headed off to my second year in college, my pediatric endo told me I had a high amount of protein in my urine. So my new endo in my new city placed me on lisinopril to keep a handle on, and possibly reverse, any  damages. Well, I’m horrible at taking pills, but tried to do my best to take them. Within the past 6 months my primary care physician took me off that medicine and put me on losartan due to my ADHD medicine increasing my blood pressure. Well the losartan that was prescribed was what I considered a high dose, and I was having dizziness and light headiness spells. Well he fixed that problem and represcribed  the lisinopril. Hopefully I’ll get those results back soon and they will be OK and hopefully when I go back the protein leakage will be under control.

The other big thing that went on at my appointment was of course my Hba1c. While it isn’t the best, it is definitely OK considering the burnout I’ve been dealing with…..So that puts me at an Hba1c of 8.9%! It’s backwards from my 8.5% back in February 2017, but like I said it could be worse.  So My goal, which I don’t know if it may be a huge stretch is to get my a1c down between 6.5-7.0%.

We’ll see, it’ll be difficult but I can do it!

 

I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated!

Happy New Year

Hey y’all, Happy New Year! (I know, I know) It’s been a good little minute since I’ve posted last. Let’s just say I put this page and everything else, including my diabetes, on the back burner. It wasn’t the best, but I was riding the waves that life gave me. Luckily, I didn’t self destruct (nobody but GOD)!

But, now I am rededicating my self to this page, my health, my sanity, and the entire type 1 diabetes community! I would say that this is my resolution for 2018 but I suck at those. I will say it’s more so of a goal of mine, for I do have an end goal in sight. So far I have been doing pretty good; I’ve actually started using my Instagram page Being_Betic, created a Twitter CeeTheBetic, and resurrected my Tumblr Ceethebetic. I haven’t gone more than 2 days without being active so I have faith that I can stay active on Being Betic.

Another goal I have is to have an a1c lower than 7%. Right now my a1c s 8.5%. I see my Endo in 2 weeks, so we’ll see how I’m doing then. I’m not feeling to good about it, just because of the burnout I was experiencing.

I even got a new pump! I made the switch from the medtronic 530g to he 670g! I don’t have my sensors yet, but I’m not too stressed for I have to be sure I’m not gonna get lazy once I get the cgm! This is a process I’ll definitely keep you guys updated on!

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Also, I know I posted about running a half marathon…..well I COMPLETED IT!!!!! I believe it took me about 3 hours and 28ish minutes! It wasn’t my goal time, but I did finish and I wasn’t the last to cross the finish line. I was soo proud of myself, even though it was hard and I didn’t perform how I wanted to, i signed up for another half marathon in April. I will actually be keeping my training updated here! I also did a bridge run as well!

While I was gone I also finished my first semester of my Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with 2 A’s and 2 B’s! I don’t think I have ever done that well in my entire college career or even high school. I think I am going to start a series looking back on my first semester and my new upcoming semester.

All in all I have exciting things coming my way, and I can’t wait to share it with my #diabuddies both new and old! Life has been good but it’s going to get better in 2018. I can feel it. I know God has an awesome plan for me and my family.