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A hard day

Friday, July 05, 2013

I just heard last night about an old friend of mine who passed away at the age of 53. He was Type 1 and had lost eyesight in one eye, was on dialysis, had a heart attack a year ago, and had a foot amputated in May.

The years I taught with him I didn't know he was diabetic. He ate the school lunch (loaded with carbs) and all kinds of junk food. His last year at our school he started having trouble with his eyesight. We kept in touch and 3 years later I got my diagnosis of Type 2.

My morning bs registered HI, meaning over 599! I have to get my blood sugar under control! It's just all so overwhelming.
A few weeks ago I had the stomach flu. I went to bed with a BS of 79 and woke up with a reading of way over 400! How! My body makes sugar while I'm sleeping? And not just a little extra sugar..a boatload!

I just can't seem to get going or keep going. Life seems to always get in the car wouldn't run and I was stuck at home for 10 days...right after I joined a gym. Once the car was fixed, I got the stomach flu. Then when I recovered, it was my time to start watching my youngest grandson full time. He's 21 months old and in constant motion. (His normal babysitter is on vacation during July.) I'm exhausted by the end of the day and don't have the will or energy to go to the gym.

I feel like if I could just get up early and hit the gym a few mornings (before PG-precious grandson), catch up on my out of control kitchen (my DH has been loose in there leaving me greasy messes), and then I'd feel like cooking/preparing healthy food.

I need to get some good habits set up now before I have to go back to school. I report back August 6, but I'll likely go in on my own time a week before to set up my classroom.

What I need is an accountability partner who's not a family member!

I have made progress on decluttering/organizing my house! Praise God!
I've also been able to meet once a week with fellow teachers for Bible study and prayer time. Praise God!
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    Sorry for you loss.
    Keep striving to get you bs under control--Sparking will help!
    Have a great day!

    1810 days ago
    It sounds like that time you went to bed with a lowish BS and woke up with a high BS that you were experiencing that infamous Dawn Effect. I have read that when your blood sugar gets too low overnight that the body dumps a lot of sugar that is stored to keep you from dying. Of course if you don't have any stored sugar, then there is a definite problem. I know when I was having trouble with my morning sugars my doc recommended eating a protein snack before going to bed.

    It is good you have made progress on decluttering and organizing. One always feels better in an organized environment. Your having Bible Study and prayer is great!
    1811 days ago
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