We’ve said it before, and we’ll definitely say it again: diabetes is a difficult condition to manage. It’s time consuming, expensive, exhausting, and sometimes it’s downright painful.
But has anyone ever noticed that it can also be tricky?
Do you ever feel like regardless of what you do to manage it… how diligently you stick to your meal plan, or how perfectly you bolus… no matter what you do, none of it seems right?
Well, you’re definitely not alone. The truth is, your numbers can be affected by so many different things! Things that people who don’t have diabetes would never think of. For instance, if you don’t have diabetes, you wouldn’t have an immediate reminder of the physical toll stress takes on your body. Or the degree to which too little sleep can change the the way your body functions.
In the video below, Diabetic Danica explores some of the many things that can contribute to those days where she feels like she just can get her diabetes management right. Take a look!
Don’t forget to let us know, in the comments below, what causes you to have days like this! And don’t forget: you aren’t alone!
L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.