Reconnecting with my doctors

One of the great parts about coming home? Having access to my doctors again, including the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. I was pretty grateful to walk back into that building and have my normal checkups that I have been missing for the last year.

I did plan heavily for the diabetes aspect of this trip, and I used all the modern technology available to me to manage my blood sugar levels and guesstimate my A1C (including a pump, CGM and at-home A1C kits). Still, there’s something nice to a doctor saying “Yep, I agree, you’re in good shape.”

With that in mind, I saw my endocrinologist and my eye doctor within two weeks of returning home. My A1C came in at 6.3%, which represents some hard work in Thailand, Bali and New Zealand. (6.3%! 6.3%! Just in case it isn’t clear, I’m beyond thrilled with that number). Additionally, my eyes are completely clear of any diabetes damage after twenty-six years with this disease.

I’m sharing my numbers simply as another example that it’s more than possible to travel long-term with diabetes, and do it in a healthy way. :)

3 comments

  1. you go girl!

  2. 6.3 is amazing! I just got 6.9 back after traveling full-time and was over the moon to be in the 6’s. Congrats and thanks for sharing your story!

    1. Thanks Silvi, and congrats on your 6.9 – incredible!

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