Posted by on Tuesday 29 March 2011

Not always easy

I'm having a slightly difficult time at the moment. Not really, but I've just had a whole load of weeks with almost bewilderingly good control. I have a blog post brewing called something like 'How much I love my Accu-Chek Expert' that I'm hoping to add later this week.

Things never stand still with diabetes though. It's a constant grind of getting it to work OK, then things seeming to change for no readily apparent reason, then working out what these 'new rules' mean while enduring days of chaotic numbers, then getting it to work OK again... and on... and on... and on...

I just read a quotation that someone posted on a forum which so eloquently summed up this feeling that I wanted to share it here:

“And even the constant need for decisions might be tolerable, if only the results were predictable. Few things generate burnout like the awful frustration of having followed instructions and done everything just right and still to be failing to get the diabetes into control. At those times it seems no use to continue to try.

Think how discouraging it is to fail at something you really wanted to do. Then consider what it must feel like to be failing at something you didn't want to do in the first place.”

Joan Williams Hoover


  1. Summed up perfectly.

  2. I completely agree. Its funny as just the other day I said to my husband about feeling like such a failure and how frustrating it is when you try so hard at getting "good" levels and it still seems to have a mind of its own. I have been trying especially hard over the last few weeks and have found it so stressful....and of course stress makes the levels even higher! I have just started using the Aviva Expert and have to say that I like it so far and am feeling hopeful....for the moment at least.

  3. Thanks for your comments. Hope you learn to love your Expert as much as I have Rachel.