Today’s Diabetes Blog Week prompt asks us to give ourselves credit for one diabetes-related thing we do well. I think this is a great topic given how easy it is to feel down about diabetes.
One thing I can pat myself on the back for is my commitment to exercise. I’ve always been really active, but with diabetes I’ve held myself to an even stricter schedule. Without exercising nearly every day, my blood sugar creeps up quickly.
When I was in L.A., I relied on canyon hikes, tennis, and pilates. This year in Boston, I’ve taken fitness classes through school and walked around the city like a maniac (a major plus of living without a car). While exercising doesn’t always result in perfect blood sugar readings, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to stay closer to my targets.