I have been a diabetic for 19 years and have always made a conscious effort to exercise, and eat right to keep healthy. My a1c readings about 3-5 years ago were 5.5-6.0 consistantly.
Then I moved to Columbus Ohio, from my home town, for a new job. Its great down here, but for some reason my blood sugars have been not so good. I still make an effort to work out or run or mountain bike when I can, but ever since moving here, my a1c has steadily risen. Last visit to the endocrinologist, my a1c was 8.2, the time before that it was 7.4, and even before that, it was 7.2.
Quality of life is different for me since moving down here, and I suspect that maybe it has something to do with my family and friends not being in the area.
I have recently ordered a pump and will be switching to a pump for the first time ever, with hopes to work hard to get it back down, but the thought of my blood sugars being somewhat abnormal lately due to not being completely happy, has crossed my mind.
Any thoughts or comments?