10/7/2013 Labs came Back, Fighting the Tears, Another obstacle
Monday, October 07, 2013
Hi. It is me. First the bad news, I am diabetic now. Ok, the scoop: My cholestrol is too high, nothing new but working on it. Next, my blood sugar (fasting) was 109 which is awesome and would not know by looking at it that I was diabetic. However, they did an AC1 which averages over three month. I was 146 6.7% once you hit 6.5% your are diabetic. I am to monitor my sugars only for a month to see where I am at with my numbers. There is NO CURE but what I can do is manage it by diet and put it into remission (we hope) (they hope). The only known cure is gastrointestinal bypass surgery. I am a candidate for it and may need it; however, I may not be able to have as my heart may be too week. There are also other side affects to consider too. I went special diabetic nurse and spent hour and half. She showed me how to use and again, my fasting was 109 :-) yay, so I am doing good so far. Tonight after dinner (two hours) I was 134, again this is good too. If you are diabetic and you are 180 or less great, but my doctor wants me 150 or less and fasting 120 or less. I am that so far. We will see tomorrow!
Wow, finally got return button to work... One thing they want me to do is talk to my cardiologist about the surgery, and in mean time, will work hard had trying to get weight off. Bottomline is the surgery is for people where diet and exercise does not work.
Ok, I am emotional. This is another thing, obstacle to deal with and just another sign that my body is going poof, my life being shortened. I am not sure how to take all of this in right now. I am trying to digest it all.
I am committed to really really continue trying. Oh, my fit bit, believe it or not, the calories adjust with exercise, so sometimes I get way more. I have found that or am learning that the lower calorie is ok. I am doing all of this under my physician and cardiologist care.
For any one who may read this, PLEASE, if you are at risk for being diabetic, do everything to prevent it.
Tonight, I posted a prayer to the Lord. I thank him for getting me through some pretty tough times. Now I am asking him to heal my insides and to help keep me strong and get me through this.