Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Last Friday I went to the Dr, had a great visit, told her all about SparkPeople and she loves the idea and that it has been helping me. I was super excited to tell her. And even though it was my annual women's visit, my blood pressure was great!
The nurse called me today with the results of my lab work. Turns out I am diabetic. I'm still in the range that it can be controlled with diet and exercise. So I am already on the road to beating this. Until now I haven't been using the food tracker except to track my water. So I guess it's time to hit the ground running as far as tracking my food goes. I have changed my diet plan over to the Type 2 Diabetes plan. I like how it divides everything for the individual meals and snacks. That will really help me keep track. The nurse also told me that the carb range that SP gave me is a good range to work with. I had a bit of a panic attack after I got off the phone. But I know that with all the support I get here at SparkPeople I can do this.
I know there is a diabetic challenge and I am looking into joining it. I'm thinking I will finish up the Bootcamp challenge and practice tracking my food. Then join the Diabetic Challenge beginning May 1st.
Now for some GOOD NEWS! My cholesterol is ALOT better!! YAY!!
was / now
Total............. 244 / 197
Triglicerides... 217 / 160
LDL (bad)...... 164 / 111
HDL (good)..... 46 / 53
So, even tho I am still freaking out a little bit about being diagnose diabetic, I know that I am doing good. I know that I can do this, I'm definitely on the right path!