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Day 5 in the leaky liver diaries

Monday, February 11, 2013

I am kicking myself for not getting a morning BS today. Blood sugars 5.0 prelunch and 4.8 post aquafit workout/predinner. Decided to have a protein smoothie as dinner will not be until late tonight and those blood sugars will continue to go down after the workout. What is going on with these low numbers? I will take my metformin with dinner again and do a post dinner and morning BS tomorrow.

I am really enjoying my spark guests. It is good for my soul to have someone similar in interests and time of life to chat with who is also intelligent and between her and her DH are very positive, are mindful of food and grateful in their lives. Makes my job gratifying to fill their needs. Nice to feel good again and on track. I did some crunches this morning and back extentions. The family have things going on this week. Nothing is pressing. I'm thankful to have worked hard to be up to date on paperwork. I could start a house project... but think I am going to enjoy a "down" day instead.

1. DD called and shared. When you have a disease you can treat it many ways but one is to think of it as a dance. You can lead or the disease can lead. When you first start you don't know the steps and you are "fighting" each other. Sometimes you can dance separately. But as you get used to the steps it can move smoothly and look "good" to the outside world. I like this way of thinking. Whether it is Diabetes, Cancer, Depression...
2. One of my favourite status updates this week from 1CrazyDog said (paraphrased) we can walk towards things, goals but at the same time we are walking away from things, old behaviours. I loved the image of walking away from unhealthy eating and a sedentary lifestyle.
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    You are taking charge of your condition and that is what you must do.
    It takes mindful planning to stay on track especially at first but after a while you know what messes with your sugars so long as you test.

    Testing at this time, this experimental time is your personal education.
    I tested, I wrote what I ate and how I felt in a note book.
    My most difficult discovery was I had high blood sugar in the very early morning 3 to 4 a.m. when I ate nothing for a night time snack.
    I discovered I needed to eat protein at night time.
    I also worked on taming my sweet tooth. without artificial sweeteners. I found I could cook with less and less sugar by using fruits as a sweetener. I have to admit I journal-ed this and looked at it often. When something was not going right I usually found where I had to change. I am glad I did because once you have control, it is empowering your ultimate choices.
    Learn from your numbers.
    emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine
    1859 days ago
    great ust keep it up
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  • EDWARDS1411
    Thanks for sharing 1CRAZYDOG's status - it's a keeper!
    1863 days ago
    Keep it up. I am glad that you are in charge

    1863 days ago
    Awwww, glad that the imagery of that phrase helped! It helps me too.

    You know you got me to thinking about my diagnosis of diabetes 3 yrs. ago. Initially it was exactly as you said . . . like the disease was leading/controlling ME, but as time went on and I learned what I had to do and DID it, then we co-existed. Now **I** am in charge. For sure. It all takes time and learning.

    I am glad you have friends that are like you! That helps soooooo much. A funny thing about us humans . . . we liek knowing we're not alone!

    1863 days ago
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