Friday, August 30, 2013

One More Step!

Well, I’m officially done with my dietetic internship! It sounds so weird to say this. My 9-year dream of helping other people with diabetes is almost a reality. I remember being in high school and researching accredited nutrition undergrad programs...and I made it through an intense, 11-month, clinical internship in the big city. Just one exam keeps me from using the “RD” after my name! AHHHH! Now that I’m all moved out of NYC and back in CT, I’ve been trying to get back into a routine. My days consist of studying, taking care of the dogs, going to the gym….and battling a bunch of low blood sugars. It’s amazing how shift in routine can completely change your blood sugar. I remember going through this same battle one year ago when I moved to New York.

Accepting my diploma!

86th Class of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship!

As mentioned in previous posts, I battled some high blood sugars and weight gain earlier this year. I started running (and eating less frozen yogurt) in probably about May. Since then, I’m happy to say I’ve lost 8 pounds! 5 more and I’ll be at my more normal weight! I’m even happier about my awesome blood sugars. I really started cracking down on my lifestyle changes earlier this month and have seen SUCH an improvement. My wake-up numbers are usually below 100 mg/dL and I’m hovering in the 100s pretty much all day. I’m also in the process of getting my Dexcom back! WOOOOHOOO. No more clunky old CGM….I LOVE the look of their sleeker version!!

At the gym with my best friend!

Survived a run around my neighborhood. Stored some emergency candy in my bra.

Not only have I been working on getting back in shape and improving my health, I’m also working on a couple SUPER COOL diabetes fundraisers, including an educational event in NYC! It is such an honor to be helping out… I really hope I can start sharing more about this incredible event.

1 comment:

  1. Proud of you! Jealous.....only because I should be doing the workouts like you ARE doing! I just know you will make a difference in so many lives with the RD, because you GET IT!