Last week, I mentioned how my dog Comet saved my life at some point in the 9 years I’ve lived with T1D. Well, here’s how:
When I was in Junior High, I didn’t care about my Diabetes. I went through a MAJOR burnout period and let my numbers do their own thing. I had only had Diabetes for 2-3 years, but at that age, it’s really hard to be responsible with a disease that is so important to care for. I had always wanted a dog, but was the only one in my family who liked dogs. So since I was 2 y/o, the answer was no. When I was about 14, that’s when my Diabetic health was SO bad, to the point where I had the highest A1C I’ve ever had: 9.1. I know it’s not terrible, but for me, that wasn’t an option. SO, my mom was so scared and desperate for me to heal and have better control over my Diabetes. She then decided to tell me how if I were to bring my A1C down to 7 in about 6 months, I could finally get a dog. When I say I worked my butt of, that would be an understatement. Fast forward to my last A1C test before my deadline and ... boom: 6.7! I made it, I reached my goal and more. I then went ahead and adopted my pal, @cometthegolden. I believe he is the reason I am still alive as if I didn’t have a motivation as big as him, my health and A1C results would continue to get worse. Sometimes, we all need something to shake our world before we achieve success in our health. Take your time and know that things will turn out better than you think! My pal, my friend, my companion. Since that time, my health continues to improve and Comet is always watching out for me, making sure I’m feeling okay. It’s like he knows I’m Diabetic. Blessings upon blessings.
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