#dblogweek – Day 3 – One thing to improve
For the next week, I’ll be participating in the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week (for more info, click on the banner above). Each day, D-Bloggers will be (mostly) blogging about a common topic but offering their own perspectives.
Haven’t I done enough? You mean I have to do even better? Today’s blog week topic is to find one thing that I can do to improve myself.
Just one. If I do that, then my A1C will be an ideal 5.5, and my blood glucose will always be a picture-perfect 104 mg/dl.
If there were just one thing, and then all my problems would be solved, trust me, I’d be doing it. But there are lots of things I should be doing better. And most of the time, when I’m not being The Perfect Diabetic, I know it. I’m not overtly defiant (mostly), but I know when I’m bending the rules a bit, and acknowledge that I’m going to pay the price for it later.
But there’s one thing … one itty-bitty thing … that I do wrong. Over and over. Constantly. And I never seem to learn. That thing is to count for condiments.
You know, the sauce on my steak, the cream in my coffee, the syrup on my waffles, the salad dressing. That stuff. I count the carbs in the food, the real substance of the meal, but those little add-ons always get overlooked. It seems so insignificant. I use so little that it’s barely measurable, but it still comes back to haunt me.
After years and years of D, I always forget about it. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a thousand times, you’d think I’d learn.